A chief political strategist to the Delta State Government and former Chief of Staff in the Delta Government House, Dr Festus Okubor, has called on the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, to accept defeat by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Sheriff Oborevwori.
Okubor also urged Omo-Agege to make a telephone call to Oborevwori to congratulate him ahead of the announcement of the official result of the poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Read the letter as published in extenso hereunder:
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege,
Deputy Senate President,
All Progressives Congress,
My dear friend and brother,
CONGRATULATIONS, PLEASE MAKE THE CALL
I send very warm greetings to you and your lovely family from Ute Erumu.
I want to sincerely congratulate you for mounting a very robust campaign for the governorship of our dear state in the gubernatorial elections of yesterday.
Now that the elections are over, it behoves all good leaders work together to keep our state strong and stable.
I trust that you truly love our state, and I know that you had set up machinery to know the result of every unit in the state, once counted. You have been well schooled in American electoral morality.
It is in the light of above that I am calling you to make that call, as Americans would say. Call Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori and congratulate him on winning the contest.
Even though INEC has not made the declaration, results available speak of a resounding victory for your friend and brother, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori and it will be significant for you to be the first to address him as Governor elect.
I understand how difficult it may be, but that will show you up as a very strong character, and you will be setting a great legacy and standard in our state.
Please make that call.
Your friend and brother,
Dr Festus G Okubor.