Delta 2023: Delta-Ijaw resolves to produce gov, backs Okowa

LEADERS and stakeholders of Ijaw ethnic nationality in Delta State have resolved that the indigenous extraction should produce the successor of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in 2023.

Delta-Ijaw, which took the resolution, weekend, at a consultative meeting in Warri, appealed to other ethnic nationalities in the state to support an Ijaw candidate since all the senatorial districts in the state have produced governors.

The meeting convened by elder statesman and former Minister of Police Affairs, Alaowei Broderick Bozimo, also supported the governor’s avowal, last week, that there was no agreement on power rotation in the state.

In a communique by Alaowei Bozimo, former military administrator of Niger State, General Cletus Emein (retd); former military administrator, Bendel State, Gen John Yerin (retd); Ijaw leader of thought, Gen Broderick Demeyeibo (retd); Fiye-Owei of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Chief Godspower Gbenekama; Ijaw leader of thought, Elder Edmund Tiemo and Dame Felicia Adowei-Ajagu, Ijaw people said they were pleading for the understanding of other ethnic nationalities.

They said: “In the spirit of fairness, equity and brotherhood, we appeal to the other ethnic nationalities of Delta State to support a candidate of Ijaw extraction to become the governor of Delta State in 2023.”

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