By Edjeren Ruke Ignatius
On the 27 of august 1991, Delta state came into existence with a proclamation by the then military president, General Ibrahim Babangida administration. Subsequently a fledging democratic administrative structure gradually unfolded, culminating in the establishment of the first assembly with Rt. Hon Emmanuel Okoro as the speaker.
In 1999, the present democratic dispensation opened up a new experience for deltans, creating a leadership and followership that is unparallel in the annals of political administration in any state in Nigeria. Beginning with Chief James Ibori’s administration and culminating in the nascent administration of his Excellency Dr Ifeanyi Okowa,a unique pattern of governance was thus established. This fostered a distinct vision, hinged on the principle of separation of powers as a vehicle of administrative excellence.
The three arms of government motivated by a unique sense of purpose had a definite goal, one centred on good governance…
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