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Delta Governor and Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated renowned politician, Chief Ighoyota Amori, on his 70th birth anniversary.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Monday in Asaba, the governor noted that Amori, who is the PDP candidate for Delta Central Senatorial District in 2023 elections, was a consummate politician and accomplished leader, who had contributed immensely to the evolution and unity of the party and development of Delta.

He commended the talented politics tactician fondly called “Odidimadi’’ in political circle, for his keen efforts at bridge-building, and described him as “a core politician and patriotic son of Urhoboland” whose passion for uplifting of his people of Delta Central Senatorial District was unparalleled.

The governor recalled Amori’s contributions to the development of the state through his past services as Commissioner for Education; Water Resources; Senior Political Adviser and Senator.

He said: “As a sagacious chieftain of our party, PDP, you have remained ingenious and a great mentor to many members and we appreciate you for your profound and infectious loyalty to the party.

“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I heartily rejoice with a great leader, a reputable and reliable political ally, Chief Ighoyota Amori, as he celebrates his 70th birth anniversary.

“As you attain the proverbial three-score years and 10, I am pleased to join your family, political associates and other well-wishers in thanking God for blessing you with strength and wisdom to serve the people of Delta and Nigeria.

“It is our prayer that God will continue to protect you and grant you good health to render more services to Him and our people.”