Former President general of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, Barr. Roland Pereotubo Oweilaemi has called on all Deltans to support the Ijaws in their bid to produce the next Governor of the state. The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide can report.
The revered Ijaw Youth Leader, Oweilaemi made the assertion in a live broadcast on Delta Rainbow Television (DRTV) yesterday in Warri on a programme tagged “The Political Arena “.
The former president of council noted that the Ijaws cannot be good at only supporting others to be Governors of the state, stressing that they should be supported this time around.
In talking about zoning in Delta State, Oweilaemi said there is nothing like zoning, adding that if there was, people from other senatorial districts should not have contested before now.
He continued that the Ijaws have contributed economically and politically to ensure that the state gets to an enviable height.
Speaking further, Barr. Roland Pereotubo stated that the Ijaws have capable and experienced hands that can deliver uncommon productive leadership to Deltans if given the opportunity to serve as Governor.
In his words: “That in all fairness, the Ijaws In Delta state should be allowed to produce the next Governor of the state. Major part of the resources sustaining our dear state is from Ijaw and Itsekiri communities that are riverine and needs rapid development.
“The Ijaws have always supported others to be the governor. We cannot continue to support and never get supported. This is why the Ijaws have been crisscrossing the length and breath of the state, consulting and lobbying others to support our dream of becoming the next governor. We are doing this diligently knowing that no one individual or group of people can be governor without the others. The ijaws have been supporting others not only from 1999. But Since then midwestern region. So we feel that this is the most appropriate time for us to govern the state.
“We need a detribalize, fearless and courageous Ijaw man to be at the helm of affairs to develop the state bearing in mind that the Ijaw man is known for his kindness, generosity and hospitable enough to take every body along.
“On the issue of zoning, it is on record that there has never been any form of formal senatorial zoning. If there was people from other senatorial zones shouldn’t have contested.
“The Ijaws are not unaware that Okowa the Governor who is the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in Delta State and other critical stakeholders will have a meeting point to give the direction. “