Following the reaffirmation of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State by the Court of Appeal, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has appealed to the state Labour Party governorship candidate, Chief Great Ogboru and that of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Emerhor O’tega, to sheath their swords and join forces with Governor Okowa in building the state.
Onuesoke also called on Nigerians to live in harmony and peace, particularly the people of Delta State.
He spoke while hosting PDP faithful in Abuja after the Court of Appeal verdict, urging Deltans to avoid acts that engender discord and likely to breach the prevailing peace among them.
He observed that yuletide was a season of peace, goodwill and abundance of mercy, adding that Christmas reminded him of the birth of Jesus Christ and his message of peaceful co-existence and love for all.
“Let’s be our brothers’ keeper as this period emphasises brotherly love, peace and sharing of gifts in the spirit of love that Christ exemplified in his salvation role to mankind,” he advised, adding that it was only love and peaceful co-existence that would help the country to overcome the many challenges that beset her at the moment.
He advised that now that the elections were over, it would have been better for the two challengers to come together with Okowa and draw out modalities on which to better the lives of people of Delta State.
“I wish Ogboru and O’tega will take my adviser seriously. Going to court is not in the interest of people of Delta State. What the people need in good governance which will better their lives. Okowa is already on track. Dragging him to court now is a serious distraction and waste of resources on both the plaintiff and defendants. This is also affecting the development of the state,” Onuesoke noted.