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From left; Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa; General Manager Silverbird, Mr. Akinyemi Johnson and Head of Radio, Mustapha Isa, during a courtesy call on the Governor by the Management of Silverbird, in Government House Asaba.
From left; Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa; General Manager Silverbird, Mr. Akinyemi Johnson and Head of Radio, Mustapha Isa, during a courtesy call on the Governor by the Management of Silverbird, in Government House Asaba.

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Governor Okowa Urges INEC, Security Agencies To Ensure Free, Fair 2019 Elections

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has charged to security agencies and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to play by the rules and ensure free, fair and transparent 2019 elections.

Speaking on Monday, January 7, 2019 in Asaba, when the management of the Silverbird Communications Ltd led by Mr. Jacob Akinyemi Johnson, Chairman, Editorial Board, paid him a courtesy visit to present  the  letter of nomination, as the  2018 Silverbird Man OF Year Award, said the world looks up to Nigeria to get it right.

“Nigerians expect that we will have free and fair national elections in February and March, 2019, and the security agencies and INEC are expected to play by the rules so that we can have a country where democracy can grow and a country that can take its place among the comity of nations”, the governor said.

Receiving the nomination letter, Governor Okowa said that the award would spur the people of the state to work in unity and achieve more developmental successes.

“I receive this award with gratitude as it will encourage us to do more for our people. In the last three years, we have had our challenges, but we have been able to manage ourselves, united as Deltans, we have connected with our people through roads, education and health. Our people are happy with us and we are happy with them”, he said.

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (left) and General Manager Silverbird, Mr. Akinyemi Johnson, during a courtesy call on the Governor by the Management of Silverbird, in Government House Asaba

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (left) and General Manager Silverbird, Mr. Akinyemi Johnson, during a courtesy call on the Governor by the Management of Silverbird, in Government House Asaba

The governor commended the Silverbird Management for the painstaking award process stressing “the award will encourage our people to understand that the more we work together, the more successes we will achieve”.

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Earlier, Mr. Akinyemi-Johnson has congratulated Governor Okowa for emerging the “2019 Silverbird Man Of The Year” stating that the governor was voted overwhelmingly by the public among the four nominees.

He informed Senator Okowa that the formal presentation would take place February 3, 2019 in Lagos.

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