11 Feb



The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and his All Progressives Congress, APC counterpart, Great Ogboru all ran away from participating in the BBC Pidgin Governorship debate in the State, after the governor had challenged all candidates to a debate to table what they have for the state.

Visibly afraid of being on the same platform with very bright candidates such as the candidate of the Progressive People’s Alliance, PPA, Dr. O’Diakpo Obire who prides himself as the best alternative to both the PDP and APC in Delta, the Governor and the candidate of the APC refused to show-up to possibly avoid the impending disaster that awaited them at the debate.

Those who saw the debate were of the opinion that it would have provided the Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa a vital opportunity to tell Deltans what he would do differently between 2019 and 2023 and then, give the people the choice of differentiating his promises with those of other candidates such as that of the PPA.

From findings, the debate had candidates from the AAC, AGAP, but that of the PPA, O’Odikpo Obire stole the show as he was evidently out to win the election with his full display of knowledge of the problems bedeviling the people of Delta State and knows exactly how to fix them.

According to him, ‘‘The problem we have in Delta is not the lack of knowledge or the understanding of it, but the lack of solutions to issues and problems here, and then, knowing exactly what to do to tackle those issues’’.

Delta State he said is one of the blessed states in the Niger-Delta, but with nothing to show for it. What stops Delta from being a Mega State like what is seen and obtainable elsewhere in the world, especially with the huge resource profile of the state and have these resources working for her citizens.

I will operate, O’Diakpo continued, a system of government that would make us not only responsible, but responsive and have this connection with the people that will open up the system for accountability and citizens probe of government spendings.

I will use the resources of Delta to create jobs for the state, raise minimum wage to what it should be, so workers in government offices would be proud to work and earn decent and living wages that goes home with every worker at the end of every month.

Dr. Obire with candidates of AGAP & AAC.

My vision, Dr. Obire said, is to take government to the people and make them participants as it concerns them and this is not the kind of things the PDP and APC candidates would ever want to here, hence their absence from the debate and it is on record that they initiated this debate in the first place by calling on all candidates, including myself during their various campaign flag offs to come for an open debate, but on knowing that a man of my pedigree and stands would be on the podium, they all chickened out for fear of being disgraced.

But, the picture is clearer now and Deltans know whose interest these men are working for. The debate have opened the eyes of the people of impending hardship in the state if any of the two candidates are voted in and I know that the people are wiser now than they were in 2015.

With the BBC Pidgin Governorship Debate over, the people of the state now have an understanding of who is more qualified to be their governor and would vote wisely to make the best, who is arguably the PPA candidate, Dr. O’Diakpo Obire wins.


03 Feb

Delta Guber Poll: Delta PPA Governorship Candidate Flags Off Campaign



WARRI - AHEAD of the March 09, governorship election, the Delta State Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), candidate, Dr. O'diakpo Obire, in conjunction with the Delta State PPA campaign organization, has flagged off his campaign with a solemn pledge to tackle the issues that have held the State back from attaining its full potentials and meeting the yearnings and aspirations of the citizenry.

Dr. O'diakpo Obire and his running mate, Engr. Rex Biose, during the flag off of the state-wide campaign at Warri, headquarters of Warri South Local Government Area, expressed the belief that, with the right leadership in place, Delta State can attain glorious heights in infrastructure and sustainable development.

Flanked by the State chairman of PPA, Mr. Fred Obi, National and State Exco members, including party faithful, Dr. Obire said, "it is time for Deltans to keep faith with my economic agenda to create job opportunities for the teeming youths and render desired social services for the people".

He assured Deltans of an unprecedented and rapid development across the State, if voted in as the governor.

Also speaking at the event, the Delta State PPA chairman, Mr. Fred Obi urged Deltans at large to support the governorship candidate and other candidates of PPA in the forthcoming elections.

The event featured the presentation of the governorship flag to Dr. O'diakpo Obire by the National Chairman of PPA, Chief Peter Ameh, ably represented by the Deputy National Chairman, Alhaji Mohammed Inuwa Wada.

After the presentation of flag to Dr. Obire, Alhaji Wada said,
"Dr. Obire is the choice of the people for governor of this great State. His passion for Delta to attain sustainable development is unparalleled and unprecedented. With his innovative programs in his manifesto, Delta State will witness rapid and sustainable development, if he is elected. I urge Deltans to massively vote for him"

Addressing the mammoth audience after receiving the flag, Dr. Obire declared that, "this flag marks the beginning of electoral victory for our party. I wish to assure you that a new Delta will emerge under my leadership. Building resilient infrastructure and rendering world class social services is no rocket science. It is my solemn pledge that I have the will, and the capacity, and the passion to transform this State in a matter of a few years to the admiration of all", he concluded.

02 Feb

Delta Guber 2019: Idumeje – Unor Agog As Dr. Obire’s Campaign Train Pays Visit to The Obi’s Palace


ISSELE - UKU - A mammoth crowd received the Delta State Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, gubernatorial candidate, Dr. O'diakpo Obire, his running mate, Engr. Rex Biose and other notable chieftains of the party at the palace of His Royal Majesty, Charles Chukwuayeke Anyasi, III, JP., the Obi of Idumuje - Unor in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State.

Idumuje - Unor is the hometown of the Delta State PPA Deputy Gubernatorial Candidate, Engr. Rex Biose, in the March 02, 2019 election.

In his address in the palace of the Obi of Idumuje-Unor, Dr. O'diakpo Obire, thanked the Royal Father for the privilege accorded him and his entourage for the courtesy visit. He thereafter solicited for the blessing of the Royal Father and the support of the people of Idumuje - Unor community for the actualization of his governorship aspiration.

Dr. Obire promised to be a Pan - Deltan Governor and to ensure even development of the State, if elected.

In his words, "It is my promise to run a youth- friendly government that would engage the teeming youths in governance at one level or the other. Our government will ensure Delta youths are economically empowered to attain real prosperity."

"Provision of standard healthcare facilities to the people, women empowerment and industrialization that would create job opportunities for Deltans are on top of our agenda"

Dr. Obire thereafter enjoined the people to vote for PPA to positively turn things for Deltans and liberate Delta State from the shackles of poor governance.

On his part, the Delta State PPA deputy gubernatorial candidate, Engr. Rex Biose also appealed to his people to support his party, PPA, in the forthcoming elections and promised to meet their yearnings and aspirations.

Highlight of the visit was the offering of blessing to Dr. O'diakpo Obire and his running mate, Engr. Rex Biose, by the Obi of Idumuje-Unor, HRM. Charles C. Anyasi, III, JP. The Royal Father further encouraged them to work hard, saying, "victory doesn't come on a platter". He wished the candidates victory and urged them to keep their promises when they are elected.

01 Feb

Dr. Obire Joins Other Deltans To Bid Late Justice M.E. Akpiroroh Farewell


...eulogizes the virtues of the late judge.


AGBARHO - THE Delta State Progressive Peoples Alliance, (PPA) gubernatorial candidate, Dr. O'diakpo Obire joined well- meaning Deltans to bid farewell to the Late Justice Michael Eyaruoma Akpiroro who was laid to rest in his family compound at Agbarho, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

Dr. Obire who was accompanied by his running mate, Engr. Rex Biose and members of his campaign organization, described the deceased as a committed, hardworking, patriotic and thorough-bred judge who served the country and his people diligently.

"Justice Michael Akpiroroh died when his wisdom was most needed. He gave his best in service to God and humanity. He was a committed and hardworking man who championed the cause of his people. We bid him farewell"

“On behalf of my family and members of the Delta State PPA campaign organization, I sympathize with his family", he concluded.

17 Jan

Association Of Nigeria Refinery Petroleum Marketers Endorses Obire

Association Of Nigeria Refinery Petroleum Marketers Endorses Obire


UDU - AS the 2019 general elections gather momentum, the Association of Nigeria Refinery Petroleum Marketers (ANRPM), Delta State chapter, has endorsed Dr. O'diakpo Obire for governor.

Dr. Obire is governorship candidate of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA).

Addressing members of the Association in a consultative meeting held at the prestigious Laurel Hotels, along DSC Express Road, Egbogidi - Udu, Dr. Obire, who was received by the chairman of the Association, Evangelist Prosper Ohwojero and his executive members, promised to be diligent, fair and just in the discharge of his duties as Governor, if elected.

Dr. Obire said you can only perform creditably well in an environment one is familiar with.

He said, "the office of the Governor is not for all comers. It should be occupied by only those with capability, competence and character along with the passion to do good.

"The youths are filled with energy and brilliant ideas. They should be given the opportunity to hold important offices and gradually become pilots of the affairs of the State. Economic prosperity is guaranteed when bright and committed youths begin to hold important offices."

Dr. Obire appealed to Deltans to resist financial inducement during the election and also protect their votes.

"It should be our responsibility to vote persons with vision into public offices. It is only by so doing that the yearnings and aspirations of the people can be actualized", he submitted.

The chairman of the Association of Nigeria Refinery Petroleum Marketers (ANRPM), Evangelist Prosper Ohwojero, on behalf of other members pledged their unalloyed support for Dr. Obire for his rare vision and innovative Agenda for Delta State.

Ohwojero said, "we acknowledge the competence of Dr. Obire to reposition Delta State to attain the much desired sustainable development. We hereby endorse him and pledge our unflinching support for his candidacy".

15 Jan

As the Countdown to Elections Begins, Dr. Obire Assures of a New Delta

As the Countdown to Elections Begins, Dr. Obire Assures of a New Delta

ASABA - As the 2019 general elections draw closer, morale is high in the Delta State Progressive Peoples Alliance, (PPA), family in expectation of winning. The Party has worked and continues to work assiduously to clinch victory.

To reach out to more Deltans with his innovative programs, the Delta State PPA Governorship Candidate, Dr. O'diakpo Obire berthed in Bridge FM 98.7 Radio, Asaba.

Dr. Obire spoke passionately of his dream of a new Delta which could be realized with his election on March 02, 2019.

"Only visionary governance can set Delta free from the clutches of executive recklessness, wastefulness and corruption that have been the hallmarks of PDP reign these 20 years".

"At this critical time in our State’s history, Deltans must realize that the PDP-led government has never had the interest of the people at heart.They are concerned about themselves," he said.

Dr. O'diakpo Obire promised to steer the ship of state to ensure real economic prosperity for Delta people, if elected.

In his words, "I have the experience and the passion to positively turn the fortunes of Delta around for the overall benefits of Deltans, if I am elected Governor."

Dr. Obire appealed to Deltans not to give up hope, promising that a New Delta is possible with him as Governor.

12 Jan




Dear Voters,

I have asked myself severally, "Why am I running for GOVERNOR?

I make bold to say and categorically too that I am not running just to add His Excellency, the GOVERNOR to my name. I am running neither for fame nor material wealth. I am running because of the future; our children's future.

How do we secure this future? The only answer to this is to continue with the tradition of providing quality leadership.

Delta State is blessed with many great and selfless leaders who remained evergreen in the hearts and minds of many. We have some of them still alive while some are dead. We have to learn from such leaders that at the end of the day a leader is remembered not for his unparalleled greed but for his unmatched selfless service.

It is therefore important to take a critical look at the qualities of good leadership in each of the candidates before we make that choice or that final decision.

We must anchor our quest for good leadership on expertise, network, experience, commitment, loyalty, service, integrity, resilience. preparedness and most importantly, manifesto of each candidate for the candidate's exalted office.

Performance records of each candidate is very key in this aspect. We must chose someone who can offer quality political leadership. We must choose someone who can create wealth through massive employment. We must go for someone who can provide and encourage investors, provide conducive business space, facilitate satisfactory welfare package for workers, ensure first-class health care delivery system, all in a secured and peaceful environment.

As Candidates knock on our doors appealing for votes, we have to weigh all these in each Candidate and choose the one we can entrust our future in.

The depth of Candidate' pocket should not be the basis for our choice or else we are already eating what belongs to our children and their own children.

As we approach the zero hour, let us make ourselves heroes by reflecting and resolving to go to the ballot a wiser and more informed determinant of the people's future which each voter is.

History will never forget and forgive us if we failed to provide such good leader for a sophisticated area like ours.

We should not fall victims of voter apathy that leads to the election of bad leaders. This is the moment of truth. This is the hour an infallible, decisive and final decision must be made.

My government will harness our human capital to make our economy to be on the rise.

I promise to consolidate on this and hit the ground running. The records are there as well as physical and visible legacies.

Today, history has placed on the shoulders of each and every electorate the responsibility of choosing a Candidate to steer the ship of Delta state ; a credible, tested and trusted Candidate that will stimulate growth in all area of development in Delta state

This is my main motive of presenting myself for public service.

Let us vote wisely so that, in the future, our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren can look back and say, “I’m glad my forbears sacrificed their today for our tomorrow".

This is the moment of truth; our date with destiny.

Thank you all.

Obire, PPA Governorship Candidate, Delta state.

10 Jan

Obire Accepts Okowa’s Challenge On Pre-Election Debate

Obire Accepts Okowa’s Challenge On Pre-Election Debate

ASABA - Dr. O'diakpo Obire, the Progressive People's Alliance (PPA) gubernatorial candidate in Delta State has taken up the challenge of the incumbent Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for an issue - based pre-election debate ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Dr. Okowa had, during the PDP Campaign Flag off held last Friday at Oghara, challenged all gubernatorial candidates to a debate.

Picking up the gauntlet, Dr. Obire said, "I support the call for a debate amongst the governorship candidates of the various political parties in the State and hereby express my profound willingness and readiness to engage the Peoples Democratic Party, gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and other governorship candidates in a live televised debate".

"The debate would enable the electorate and the general public to determine who amongst the candidates is best prepared to be governor of the State. Additionally, the debate will afford the electorate a live opportunity to ascertain who has the best programs that would meet the yearnings and aspirations of the masses," he said.

"I look forward to the debate, agog with anticipation, to unveil my innovative programs that will positively turn around Delta State", he concluded.

03 Jan

New Year 2019 : Dr. Obire Congratulates Deltans, sues for Peace as the Nation prepares for the general elections

New Year 2019 : Dr. Obire Congratulates Deltans, sues for Peace as the Nation prepares for the general elections


ASABA - THE Delta State Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, Gubernatorial Candidate, Dr. O'Diakpo Obire has congratulated and welcome Deltans to 2019.

In his New Year message personally signed by him and made available to the press by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Musa O'Karo Ugasa, Dr. Obire reassured Deltans that a new Delta is possible when elected as Governor in the forthcoming general elections.

He therefore urged Deltans at home and abroad to embrace peace and look beyond political party, popularity, or regular faces and support a credible candidate who can entrenched good governance in the polity for the overall benefit of the masses especially the teeming youths of the State.

In his words, "as the 2019 governorship elections draw nearer, I wish to call on Deltans to look critically at the situation of the State as it affects their lives, economy, family and make choice from the candidates who has the capacity, vision, credibility and ideologies to liberate the State and reposition it on the path of sustainable development". Deltans need good governance.

Speaking further, the Delta State Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, Gubernatorial Candidate, Dr. O'Diakpo Obire posited that, Nigeria can become a better country when our leaders are youth - driven. He implored the eligible Delta people to vote for youthful, energetic and credible candidate with great vision to move the State forward.

In the same vein, Dr. Obire reassured the teeming Delta youths of his readiness and determination to run a youthful government and promised to position them positively, if elected.

" Our youths should be given the opportunity to be part of governance and contribute their quotas for the development of the State", he reassured.

Dr. Obire however, wishes Deltans a peaceful, productive and prosperous New Year, he concluded.



25 Dec

Christmas 2018: Dr. Obire Felicitates With Delta people

Christmas 2018: Dr. Obire Felicitates With Delta people


The Delta State Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA Gubernatorial Candidate, Dr. O'Diakpo Obire, on behalf of the entire members of the OBIRE Campaign Organization (OCO) felicitated with the good people of Delta State on this year's Christmas celebration.

This was contained in a statement signed by him and released to the press by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Musa O'Karo Ugasa, on Tuesday in Asaba.

Dr.Obire urged Christians to imbibe the lessons of the Christmas by loving one another and abstaining from sinful practices for a new life and conduct that would add value to the State and the country at large.

He also enjoined residents of the State to continue to live in harmony and peace, with religious tolerance and understanding.

Obire said, “ I wishes Christians in the State and across Nigeria a Merry Christmas celebration and enjoins residents of the State to continue living harmoniously and
peacefully with religious tolerance and understanding."

In the same vein, he urged Christians to use the occasion to pray for peaceful conduct of the 2019 elections in the state and solicited for the unalloyed support of Delta people to his Governorship aspiration to ensure new Delta where the much desired prosperity goes to the people, come 2019, the statement concluded.