Okowa who is also the governor of Delta State, stated this on Thursday in Abuja while inspecting the Eagles Square - venue for the Convention - assuring that every necessary arrangements have been taken care of.
Ahead of Saturday's non-elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former President of the Senate, David Mark, has launched an attack on those leaving his party, calling them fair weather friends.
We will assume this mistake will be allowing the opposition party sweeping victory across the country's political clime.
He said, "We just came to see what is on the ground, I believe that our people will be safe because we have everything under control, we are not expecting hitches at all".
Also speaking at the venue, the National Chairman of the party's National Caretaker Committee, Ahmed Makarfi, assured members of the party that the issues relating to the South-West zone of the party had been resolved. I have no reasons whatsoever to leave the party.
But he did not reveal the identities of the defectors and their political parties.
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"From the way things are going presently in this country, I believe Nigerians will realise that PDP is the only alternative that can bring Nigeria out of her present economic challenges".
"Many of our members that left earlier due to one form of disagreement or the other will return to their party because the National Caretaker Committee has constituted a Reconciliation Committee as well as a Contact and Mobilisation Committee to reach out to them".
In a statement issued yesterday, Mark again dismissed speculations that he would decamp from the party to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). I have risen to where I am as a Senate President on the platform of the party.
He expressed optimism about the future of the party saying "I am impressed with the renewed enthusiasm and commitment of our members towards rebuilding the party after the protracted leadership tussle".
"So, the point I want to make is that I remain in PDP and I will work hard with other faithful members to bring it back".