Candidate contesting for the Delta State gubernatorial seat, Mr. Peter Okocha, has said he is vying for the position in order to return the state to its pacesetter status in the league of states in the country.
“Coming from a private sector, my exposure as an international businessman and my sojourn through extensive political experience, which I gained during the Shagari administration, has prepared me to give my best to Delta State if given the opportunity,” Okocha told Vanguard.
He also said his vision was to ensure Delta State becomes the best developed state with the highest standard of living in the country. He said he would achieve that by building on the good works of the present administration in the state.
Speaking further, the aspirant said: “I believe education should be affordable, accessible, functional and driven by the market and I feel strongly it could be provided through government-private sector partnership with in-built mechanisms that cater for the needs of the qualified poor segments of our state.
“Broad objectives shall be realised through massive investments in schools infra-structure, safety and security of schools, while comprehensive fencing of schools in the state will be done,” Okocha said.