The All Progressives Congress (APC), Delta State Working Committee has adopted Chief Osiobe¬† Okotie as the candidate of the party for the 2019 governorship election.
In a statement made available by the spokeman to Chief Okotie, Hon. Sanco Ese stated that the leadership of the state working committee, women leaders and other members of the Delta state working committee made this declaration in an unscheduled visit to chief Osiobe Okotie residence recently.
The statement maintained that since Chief Osiobe Okotie declared his ambition he has committed his time and resources to building the party in the Delta State.
‚ÄúSince you came to this party you have no one in doupt that you mean well for Deltans, although we hear that there are other aspirants in the state, but as at today you remain the only aspirant who have chest out and have come to declare his interest to contest the governorship seat before the state working committee.
More so since you declared your interest you have been working with the leadership of the party on how best we can take over Delta State come 2019, and I must make bold to say that we have come here to thank you for making our party proud and also tell you we have adopted you as our sole candidate.
You have shown that the welfare of Deltans is paramount and also show uncommon leadership traits to deliver Deltans from the hands of a tiny cabal who have held us hostage since the inception of our nascent democracy".
The statement called on other aspirants who may wish to contest to join hands with Chief Osiobe Okotie to move the state. forward as a politician with impeccable character and history.
Chief Osiobe Okotie in his response thanked members of the state working committee and promised to do everything within his power
to deliver DeJtans from economic bondage come 2019, calling on members of APC to brace up for the challenges ahead as it is not going to be business as usual for the ruling PDP government.
He decried the rate of infrastructural decay and monumental corruption in Delta State and promised to bring about a new Delta State of our dream which Deltans will be proud of.