The Asagba of Asaba, Obi Professor Chike Edozien has advised that the muti-ethnic nature and complexity of Delta South should be taken into account in choosing the next Governor of Delta State.
The Asaba monarch stated this when he received a high powered delegation of the Delta Ijaw for Governor 2023 Lobby Team led by a former Minister of Police Affairs, Alaowei Broderick Bozimo at his palace in Asaba in continuation of it’s consultative visits to political leaders, traditional rulers, ethnic nationalities and stakeholders across the state.
Obi Professor Chike Edozien said ….”to make zoning effective, I think it is a state affair but as you have organised yourself (the ijaws)….then we all must meet and agree on zoning and how it goes round whether by senatorial district or by ethnic nationalities, we agree, then we implement, it is the only way we can live together peacefully and that will be for the benefit of the state”.
“There is need to meet …..Delta South is the most complex, special attention should be paid to Delta South…..Delta North is made up of Anioma people, Delta Central is made up of the Urhobos but Delta South has Ijaws, Itsekiris,Isokos and even Urhobos…. Delta South has more ethnic nationalities and I want this thing to go round for everybody to be inclusive”.
“We all agreed in 2015 that it was the turn of Delta North but when the election came other politicians from other senatorial districts also contested.
He commended the ijaw for coming together to state their case to be governor in 2023……..”today is a wonderful day to receive you and your delegation, let me congratulate you, this delegation is different from all other political delegations i have received, when you look at the representation and the quality of the delegation………..that is here to discuss the future of our state”.
Earlier, the Leader of the Delta Ijaw for Governor 2023 Lobby Team and former Minister, Alaowei Broderick Bozimo congratulated the Asagba of Asaba, Obi Professor Chike Edozien on the celebration of his 97th birthday anniversary and 30 years on the throne adding that the visit was to consult with the Asaba monarch that the Ijaws of Delta State was interested in occupying the governorship come 2023.
He said the Ijaw request was not based on ethnic extremism as being speculated in some quarters but based on equity, fairness and Justice adding that the visit was also to seek the support of the Asagba in the Ijaw quest to be governor.
Alaowei Bozimo further said that Ijaws have always supported others to become Governor and desires that they should be supported in 2023.
“When it came to Delta Central we supported, when it came to Delta South it went to the Itsekiris our brothers, we supported and Delta North …we like supporting because we know that one day it will come to our turn…..when dogs play they fall on each other’s body and that is why the play is sweet……Bozimo added.
“In 2015 we had our own son Orubebe but we insisted that Delta North should taste of the power too based on fairness and Justice, so we stood solid behind our son Okowa even though the Urhobos also brought their own son to contest against Okowa but we stood firm behind Delta North…..it is like osusu, it doesn’t mean that who collected first must be the first to collect again in the new circle.The ijaw people are pleading, it is not by force as we all know power belongs to God Almighty, if you want something you must ask and that is why we are asking”.
On the Delta Ijaw for Governor 2023 delegation to the Asagba’s palace are Alaowei Broderick Bozimo,Chief James Nieketein (JP),Rt. Hon. Engr. Franc Enekorogha,former Speaker,Delta State House of Assembly,Hon. Joel Bisina PhD,former Commissioner,Barr. Newworld Safugha, former Commissioner for Energy,Barr. Fred Owotorufa,Hon. Collins Olorogun,Chief Roland Kemefa,Dr.Tumbo Broderick,Mr.Tobi Kemezide,Zipamor Stephen and Okporu Augustin (JP).
Others are ,Dr. Doubra Collins Okotete (IYC) Chairman,Lady Felicia Gborgbor,Hon. Gloria Okubodogha,Mrs Fanty Goodness Owotorufa,Mr Funebi Numupeide, MR Mathew Orusede and Hon. Stella Agidee, Mrs Poweide Guembe Bekes
2nd Member Local Government Service Commission.
On hand with HRM Prof. Joseph Chike Edozien, Asagba of Asaba to receive the Delta Ijaw Delegation for Govenor 2023 Lobby Team are
Ogbueshi Roy Ogugua,
Elikwu,Obi Emma Iweka Eneam,Chief Noble A. M. Egbuiwe Oza-Okita Asaba,Chief Dr. Francis Edozieh KSP,Chief Eze Onyebuashi,Chief Paul C. Oliko,Chief Patrick N.C. Ndili,Chief Nwazo Oduah,
Others are Elder Emmanuel Nwosa,
Leroy Chuma Edozien,
Dcn. Renny Nwosa,
Chief Dan Okenyi and