Pro democracy group, Delta Integrity Group, (DIG) has congratulated Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa following the lifting of the trophy for the 19th edition of the National Sports Festival bagging 163 gold medals to beat Rivers State which got 69 gold medals to clinch the 2nd position while Edo State took the 3rd position with 47 gold medals.
In a statement issued in Asaba, the President of the group, Comrade Johnpaul Okonma the governor’s commitment to sports development made it possible for our team to emerge victorious at the Festival where sports men and women from all the states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory competed for laurels.
“Our performance was amazing. We bagged a total of 352 medals – 88 silver, 101 bronze to win in the championship against Rivers State that got a total of 194 medals,” Okonma added.
It would be recalled that Governor Okowa motivated Team Delta to victory when he made an offer of N1 million per gold, N500, 000 per silver and N250, 000 per bronze medals won at the championship.