By Francis Sadhere
MEMBERS of the Nigerian Lorry and Truck Drivers Association (NILODA), Warri and environs branch have said that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa victory at the Election Tribunal was a reflection of the uprightness of the country’s judiciary as the judgment truly defines the judicial system as a protector of the oppressed.

The Chairman of NILODA, Comrade Onorode Donald (4th left) and other Members of the Association.

Speaking to our Correspondent in Warri, Chairman of the association, Comrade Onorode Donald said the April 11th governorship election was most credible in the history of the state, adding that the victory clearly showed that the people of the state authorized the governor’s candidature.

Commending Governor Okowa on his SMART agenda geared toward placing the state on the world map of positive growth and development in all sectors, the NILODA chairman hailed the Governor for running a transparent government that have shown same concern for all ethnic nationalities.
Comrade Donald called on stake holders in the opposition parties in the state, PDP chieftains, and all Deltans to support the Okowa administration.
He commended the state Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Vincent Uduaghan on his appointment as part of the state executive council, assuring him of the support of Lorry and Truck Drivers in his resolve to transform the states transport sector to a more viable one.
The NILODA Chairman noted that in line with ensuring safety on the road as demanded by the Governor and the Transport Commissioner during the ember months, the group is now organizing an awareness programme for every last Friday of the month to keep them abreast with driving rules and regulations.
He said the drivers should avail themselves of the opportunity to remain safety conscious even as they support the Okowa administration.
Other NILODA members who spoke were of the opinion that following the political antecedent of Governor Okowa, it is obvious that he is destined to guide Deltans to prosperity, just as they pledged their unalloyed support for the Okowa administration.