July 21, 2024

Delta 2023: Dekawei Appeals To Okowa, PDP, Stakeholders To Support Ijaw Governor

By Binebai Princewill 

Renowned Niger Delta human rights activist and philanthropist, Amb. John Dekawei has appealed to His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State to support the Ijaw bid to produce a Governor that will take over from him come 2023.

Amb. John Dekawei, a Nigerian peace Ambassador made the remark in a statement he personally signed and issued to newsmen in Warri yesterday, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide. 

The statement had also called on the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in Delta State and other critical stakeholders of the party to ensure that the party’s ticket is given to an Ijaw man.

However, the young philanthropist stated that it is only inline with the principles of fairness and justice that the Ijaws should be given the chance to become Governor of Delta State come 2023.

Speaking further, Amb. John also alerted sons and daughters of Ijaw nation that are against the Ijaw quest to produce the next Governor of the state come 2023 as being watched by the gods of Ijaw nation, adding that such personalities should repent.

He continued that out of the three aspirants that are vying for the PDP Delta governorship ticket from Ijaw are all qualified to occupy the position, stressing that His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State should give his blessings to any of them to succeed him. 

Nevertheless, Dekawei particularly reminded Governor Okowa not to forget where he is coming from when people went against him and the entire Ijaw nation in Delta State stood for him to become the Governor of Delta State, stressing that what the Ijaws are asking for is for him to ensure that an Ijaw man succeeds him. 

Meanwhile, the young peace Ambassador noted that for now, all senatorial districts in Delta State have tasted the Governorship position with the Urhobos that started it, adding that in 2023, it must not be that the Urhobos should be the ones to start it again, arguing that it should start with the Ijaws in Delta South. 

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