It was yet another victory song for the incumbent Local Government Council Chairman, Ika Northeast chapter, Hon. Barr. Victor Ebonka, as he enjoys the support of his party Chieftains.
Recall that the man of the moment recently, was endorsed by the stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ika Northeast LGA ahead of the March 6th Local Government Council election.
However, same gesture was extended to him at the party LGA primaries for the poll held on Monday, December 28, 2020 at Owa Model Primary School, Boji-Boji, Owa.
He was elected to be the flag bearer of the party for the election through a consensus vote by delegates at the well attended primaries which recorded the presence of the party LGA Chairman, Hon. Chuks Agbomah, Hon. Moses Iduh, Hon. John Aleh, Chief Mrs. Agbogwe, Hon. Okoh Friday well known as Hero, party LGA executive, ward Chairmen and a host of others.
Hon. Barr. Ebonka and his deputy, Hon. Mrs. Corlina Anazia, were returned unopposed by the electoral officer who doubled as PDP South-South zonal officer, Mr. Chux Nwaebuni.
Earlier in his welcome address, the LGA PDP Chairman, Hon. Chuks Agbomah, said the party was fully ready for the primaries, but observed amidst excitement that all aspirants came together to support the peaceful process of the exercise.
He also said the party at the local level, base on consensus, came up with a candidate who was worthy to run for second tenure. Hence, the maximum votes.
Hon. Agbomah used the medium to commend one of the Stakeholders who is the Delta North PDP Chairman, Hon. Moses Iduh, describing him as a digitalized leader.
Speaking with newsmen shortly after the primaries, Hon. Moses Iduh expressed optimism that the party would clear the polls.
He remarked that Hon. Barr. Ebonka has done well in his first tenure, hence the party chieftains decided to bring him back unopposed for continuity.
He also said Ika Northeast LGA being the home of the Executive Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, needed to be a role model to other areas in the state which they have demonstrated through the consensus votes.
You can see that everybody is happy while the election process went very peaceful. However, i want to urge Ebonka to redouble his effort in his second term administration just as I pray God to grant him the grace to do more for the people,” he added.
Hon. Iduh who observed that there must be a winner in every elections, encouraged the unsuccessful aspirants for the LG election to remain peaceful as tomorrow might be their turn and for the party to remain united.
Hon. Barr. Ebonka who expressed his feeling to be super excited, thanked the party leaders, stakeholders amongst other faithful for rewarding their hard work with his re-election.
He noted that his impact in the first administration brought him the fame and in the same vein thanked Governor Okowa and the entire faithful of the PDP in Ika Northeast for deeming it fit for him to be reelected.
“I am sure to emerge victoriously come March 6, 2021, because PDP is the only party in Ika Northeast LGA which I am privilege to be the candidate.
“I have fought a good fight been the Council Chairman. I have several infrastructures to my credit and I give thanks to the people of Ika Northeast for providing the peaceful atmosphere which was able to thrive.
I give thanks to them for their cooperation and I am assuring them that when I come back, I will complete the several projects which I started and also do more going forward,” he added.
Speaking further the council boss commended members of the legislative arm of the council for their cooperation, and also used the medium to encouraged the new members to be disciplined, dedicated, committed and be ready to hit the ground running as they hope to achieve more than the previous dispensation.
Hon. Barr. Victor Ebonka being affirmed as PDP Chairmanship candidate in Ika North-East
Hon. Barr. Victor Ebonka displaying his certificates as others watched