A group under the aegis of Delta Ijaw Political Machineries has drummed support for the deputy senate president, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta Central senatorial district ahead of the 2023 governorship election in the state.
This was contained in a press statement issued to newsmen in Warri earlier today by Hon. Stanley Garry, national president of the Delta Ijaw Political Machineries, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspaper.
DIPM had also called on Ijaws in rival political parties in the state to embrace the All Progressives Congress, APC to make a prosperous future for Ijaws in the state.
The statement maintained that Ijaws must join forces with the Urhobos come 2023 to make a better political deal for the Ijaws.
Hon. Garry stated that the group is reacting to a statement made recently by some leaders in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP
The statement read in part: “Delta Ijaw Political Machineries advises the Ijaws of Delta state to pull out of PDP. Some unedited public comments just captured the attention of this group, and they sound biased from the PDP.
“It’s glaring that there is no consideration from the founders of the State PDP owing to the recent comments by some of its leaders about the zoning formular of their PDP towards Delta 2023 gubernatorial polls.
“The PDP zonning arrangements seem not to write the Ijaw etnicity into contention, and that will only spell doom and anarchy for the party.
“Delta Ijaw Political Machineries, DIPM as a movement wouldn’t want to see this political nightmare befall the good people of Ijaw nation, we therefore advise that they join us in the All Progressives Congress, APC that would better accommodate them in the workings of the party.
“We are going to mobilize and sensitize our Ijaw people against PDP. Its a dehumanisation of the Ijaws which has helped opened the exit door to join the APC ruling political family to foster concrete position.
The alliance of the Urhobos and Ijaws will be a formidable force for DSP Ovie Omo-Agege comes 2023. It will make Ijaws have federal government attention, board appointments and attract capital infrastructures. The distinguished Senator has the ears of Mr President and making him to become the next governor of Delta state is non negotiable.This will place the Ijaws in better position of getting the Guber position in 2031 with ease.” The statement asserted
It would be recalled that Hon. Stanley Garry is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.