2019: I challenge you to a debate, Okowa tells Opponents
Okowa who gave this challenge at a Mega Rally at the Delta North Senatorial District, to welcome new defectors, said that most of the opponents only visit the state when it was time for elections.
At the event which held at Kwale Township Stadium, some of the notable persons welcomed to the PDP were: former member of House of Representatives, Hon. Mercy Almona-Isei, a running mate to a former governorship candidate Chief V.O.T. Abanum, Chief Gabriel Mordi, Chief Emma Ogude, Hon. Henry Onianwa and others.
These notable politicians in the state led thousands of other members of their party to be received into the fold of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Okowa who received the decampees stressed that all the other contenders in the 2019 governorship election could not challenge him in a debate neither can they defeat the PDP in the elections.
“We are praying for debate, they will have nothing to talk about, I am in Delta State, I only left when I went to Ibadan to study Medicine, my opponents will have nothing to say, so they will run away from debate.”
“We cannot deceive ourselves, when you contest election today and after three years and half, a month to election you are back to Delta State to ask for votes, who do you want to deceive?
“Even their congresses, they are deceiving themselves; the PDP had a free and fair primary election.
“When you have God, you are not afraid, we are on a solid rock but, those who could not conduct elections are on sinking sand; no matter what they do, we are not afraid,” Governor Okowa stated.
He assured that the PDP will win elections in all the elections stressing that the oppositions were already in disarray with myraids of litigations even before the commencement of campaigns.