By Ajiri-Oghene Oreh
House of Representatives Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Isoko Federal Constituency, Pastor Jonathan Ukodhiko has felicitated with former Delta Governor, Chief James Onanefe Ibori as he turns 64 years old.
Ukodhiko in a statement issued at his hometown in Otor-Igho, Isoko North Local Government Area, described Ibori as a “pathfinder, renowned public policy consultant, patriot, businessman, and a bridge-building politician of note.“
“Your Excellency, today offers me an opportunity to salute you, for your foresight, vision and patriotic spirit that not just saw to the laying of the building block of the foundation of modern Delta State, but you built it into a development hub on which future administrations have had cause to continue to build on.
“As the father of modern Delta, you didn’t only open our dear state with roads and bridges, you went on to initiate and brought to bear a development revolution that reeved up every sectors of our economy that saw to the launching of Delta into the league of advanced states beyond the shores of Nigeria.”
The former Delta Energy Commissioner, Engr Jonathan Ukodhiko extolled James Ibori for his resilience, courage, patriotism, devotion, saying that, the former Governor “remains an interesting study of visionary and transformational leadership.”
“We at Isoko Federal Constituency, takes cognizance of your efforts and appreciate your pan-Delta and detribalized disposition especially in the areas of infrastructural projects, human capital development, and appointments.
“On behalf of my immediate family, friends, political associates in Isoko Federal Constituency, we warmly felicitated with our dependable leader and statesman, Chief James Onanefe Ibori on the occasion of your 64th birth anniversary today.
“Your Excellency, as you celebrate today, it is our prayer to God Almighty to continually grant you good health, strength and wisdom in your continuous service to our beloved state and Nigeria at large,” Ukodhiko added.