The announcement of the nationwide voting results during the grand finale on Sunday night....
By Tabitha Ogaren
Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State extended his congratulations to Victory Gbakara, the winner of Nigerian Idol Season 8, hailing him as a genuine representative and source of pride for the state. Victory Gbakara, the son of Archbishop Solomon Gbakara, the founder of God’s Will Mission, emerged as the champion of the esteemed reality TV singing competition, defeating fellow finalist Precious Mac from Bayelsa State on Sunday.
The announcement of the nationwide voting results during the grand finale on Sunday night declared him as the winner. Delta State has now achieved consecutive victories in the competition, with Progress Chukwuyem from Ekwueze-Abavo, Ika South Local Government Area of the state winning Season 7. In an official statement from his Chief Press Secretary, Sir Festus Ahon, Governor Oborevwori praised the 26-year-old lawyer, singer, and songwriter for his flawless and captivating performances throughout the competition.
He expressed his appreciation to the show’s organizers and the panel of judges for a remarkable season and also extended gratitude to the people of Delta State and Nigerians who voted for Victory’s success. Governor Oborevwori emphasized that Delta State has a reputation for excelling in reality shows, having achieved victory on numerous occasions across different platforms, highlighting the abundance of talented individuals in the state. He affirmed his administration’s commitment to supporting young people with talents in realizing their full potential, emphasizing that talent development remains a fundamental aspect of his M.O.R.E. Agenda.
Oborevwori said: “As a State, we are very delighted that our son, Victory Gbakara has won the Nigerian Idol Season 8 just after another Deltan, Progress Chukwuyem, won the Season 7 edition.
“Our youths have continued to portray the Delta character of true patriotism and worthy ambassadors of the State, and my administration will continue to support them to achieve their God-given potentials.
“As a Government, we will continue to support talents in sports, creative entertainment and even in business and we are glad that Victory has added to the State’s long list of laurel hauls.
“On behalf of my family, the Government and people of Delta State, I thank Deltans and indeed, all Nigerians that supported our son, Victory, to emerge winner of Nigerian Idol Season 8.
“Indeed, beyond the prize money, Victory reached for greatness with his God-given talent and distinguished himself as a future star and role model and we are very happy to have him bring honour to our State once again”.