Governor Sheriff Oborevwori, Sunday, said that his predecessor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa does not interfer in the governance of Delta State.
He said that unlike other former Governors of some States, Senator Okowa respects the office of the Governor.
Governor Oborevwori disclosed this in his remarks at the 60th birth and 24th marriage anniversary thanksgiving of the State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olorogun Kingsley Esiso at Living Faith Church, Shell Road, Sapele.
He said: “Senator Okowa is a good man, he is not like other predecessors of other states. He has never interfered in the governance of the state. He has immense respect for the office of the Governor being an immediate past occupant of the office.
“You are a good man, you are not like other predecessors in other states. Our immediate past Governor is very refined man. So many rumours were flying, but the truth is that he has never ever interfered with what we are doing in the state.”
He congratulated Esiso on his 60th birth anniversary, saying that thanksgiving to God increases a man’s age.
“Coming to thank God will increase your age, some people will organise big parties but the most important thing is your coming to thank God who is the giver of life.
“You have done very well as the party Chairman, you invited people across party line to thank God with you and we rejoice with you on this special landmark anniversary.”
Governor Oborevwori thanked the people of Sapele for coming to celebrate with the Chairman and for supporting his emergence as Governor, assuring that the MORE Agenda would be felt across the state.
The celebrant, Chief Kingsley Esiso in his testimony commended immediate past Governor of the State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for his political success as State Chairman of the party.
He thanked Governor Oborevwori for gracing the ceremony and for all his accomplishments since mounting the saddle of governance in the state.
In a sermon titled the “Power of faith for the fulfilment of prophesies”, Resident Pastor, Winners Chapel Sapele, Pastor Victory Irabor, said God’s plans for his children were good and affirmed that there was need for Christians to put their faith into action.
He outlined three main sources of prophesies to include the Bible, personal encounter with God and pronouncements from God’s prophets, stressing that to benefit from prophesies, living holy was indispensable.
He congratulated Chief Kingsley Esiso on his birthday and urged him to redouble his service to God and humanity.
The Cleric equally thanked Governor Sheriff Oborevwori and his predecessor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for their imput in God’s vineyard and charged them to continue to fraternize with the body of Christ.
Deputy Governor of the State, Sir Monday Onyeme, immediate past Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Emomotimi Guwor, Senator Ede Dafinone, Hon. Nicholas Mutu; Hon. Victor Nwokolo; Hon. Pastor Jonathan Ukodhiko; Senator James Manager; Senator Emmanuel Aguariavwodo; Rt. Hon Ndudi Elumelu, Deputy Speaker Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Arthur Akpowowo, members of the State House of Assembly and top government functionaries.
Others include Olorogun John Oguma, Chief Victor Egukawhore, Chief Chris Agbobu, Mr Mideno Bayagbon, Mr Hope Oborevwori, Chief John Nani, Chief Festus Ochonogor, Chief Kome Okpobor, Olorogun Taleb Tebite, Chief Moses Iduh, among others.