Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa is a Nigerian politician who is the Governor of Delta State.
Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa was inaugurated as a governor on 29 May 2015 after winning the state elections conducted in April 2015.
Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa ran on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform. He is an Ika from Owa-Alero in Delta State, Nigeria.
Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa is also the first person from Anioma to clinch the governorship position of Delta State. He was re-elected as the governor of Delta State on May 29, 2019.
Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa was born on 8 July 1959, he was born at Owa-Alero in Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State.
Ifeanyi Okowa Education
Ifeanyi Okowa attended Edo College, Benin City (1970–1976), then went on to the University of Ibadan where he studied Medicine and Surgery, graduating in 1981 with an MBBS degree.
Okowa became Secretary to the Ika Local Government and then Chairman of the Ika North-East Local Government Council (1991–1993).
He was Delta North Coordinator of the Grassroots Democratic Movement (GDM). He joined the PDP in 1998, and assisted in Governor James Ibori’s campaign in 1998/1999.
He served as a Commissioner in the Delta State government for Agriculture and Natural Resources (July 1999 – April 2001), Water Resources Development (April 2001 – May 2003) and Health (September 2003 – October 2006).
Okowa resigned to contest in the 2007 Delta State PDP governorship primaries, but did not win the governorship primaries. In June 2007, Ifeanyi was appointed Secretary to the Delta state Government.
Ifeanyi was elected Delta North Senatorial candidate in the January 2011 PDP primaries with 942 votes, but the result was challenged by party leaders who favoured Marian Amaka Alli as candidate.
He was re-elected in a rerun where he scored 1,446 votes, against 108 votes for Dr. Marian Alli.
In the April 2011 election for the Delta North Senatorial seat, Ifeanyi won 98,140 votes, ahead of runner up Prince Ned Munir Nwoko of the Democratic People’s Party, who won 67,985 votes.
It was reported that there was still tension regarding the election in January 2013.
Ifeanyi finally clinched the ticket for the gubernatorial election in 2015 under the PDP with 406 votes on 8 December 2014.
He won the Delta State Gubernatorial elections 2015 in April 2015 with 724,680 votes.
He was inaugurated as Governor on 29 May 2015 and has since then resumed active duties.
In the March 9, 2019 Governorship election, Okowa, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, got 925,274 votes to defeat his opponent, the All Progressives Congress candidate, Great Ogboru, who garnered 215,938 votes.
As a sitting governor of Delta State in 2020, He established University of Delta in his home town Agbor.
He also set up University of Science and Technology in Uzoro and Dennis Osadebe University in Anwai all in Delta State.
Ifeanyi Okowa is married to Dame Edith Okowa and their union is blessed with children.
Ifeanyi Okowa is a Nigerian politician who is the Governor of Delta State. He has an estimated net worth of $10 million.