The former Governorship candidate, Chief Onuesoke, in a statement Saturday made available to The Story, said Okowa’s activities since his birth revealed a trait of a remarkable and an extraordinary person with a superior intellectual talents and an outstanding qualities that have pave the way for him as a leader with great difference.
He stated that Okowa at 61, had inherent leadership traits in sharp mind, strong will and determination, seething energy, outstanding organizational skills and, especially, a willingness to take responsibility and competence.
Wishing the Governor a happy birthday, long life and prosperity as he celebrates his new age, the PDP Chieftain made reference to Okowa’s outstanding political leadership history which made him an outstanding genius among others.
Going through memory lane, the PDP heavyweight recalled: “In 1991, Okowa served as Secretary to Ika north east local government area, in1993, he became Chairman Ika north east local government council, in 1999, he served as Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, in 2001, he served as Honourable, Commissioner for Water Resources Development and in 2003, he served as Honourable Commissioner for Health.
“The leadership traits of Okowa did not end there as he later became Secretary to Delta State Government in 2007, served as a Senator from Delta nouth Senatorial district in 2011, became Delta State Governor in 2015 and won re-election as Governor in 2019. No doubt, all these different appointments since birth, had set out our amiable Governor as not only as a genius, but a phenomenon at his 61 years birthday”.
He explained that Okowa’s leadership qualities which grew with age is evidence in displayed of highly developed craftsmanship in his approach to work and challenges which is evident in his constructive leadership and in his growing political profile.
He maintained that as the Governor celebrates his new age, “It is safe to say that he had redefined governance in Delta State, taking sustainable development and prosperity for all Deltans beyond mere promises”.