…No going back on Ijaw Governor – Oyakemeagbegha
The National Publicity Secretary of the Ijaw National congress, Engr. Oyakemeagbegha Ezonebi has reiterated the call for an Ijaw Governor of Delta State come 2023.
Ezonebi, who made the call at an interactive session with stakeholders of the INC over the weekend in Ughelli, said the Ijaws were committed to installing an Ijaw Governor for Delta State come 2023.
He noted that the first circle of power shift in Delta State had been completed with Governor Okowa of Delta North in his second term in office, emphasizing that the second circle of the gentleman’s agreement could start from any of the three contending senatorial districts.
The INC spokesperson said equity, fairness and justice demanded that the Ijaws should be given priority, considering the roles they played in insuring victory for governorship candidates of other ethnic groups in the state in previous elections.
Ezonebi, therefore, declared that the Ijaw agenda for Delta 2023 was fully on course and urged all sons and daughters of Ijaw land to support the cause.
He used the opportunity to debunk a statement credited to its President, Prof Benjamin Okaba, suggesting that the Ijaws would back any candidate supported by former Governor James Ibori, other than an Ijaw, for the 2023 governorship election in Delta State, stressing that the INC leader was quoted out of context.
Ezonebi further called on all Ijaw indigenes to participate in the ongoing voter registration exercise, designed for those who could not register in the previous exercise for reasons of age and other conditions to be able to exercise their voting right in the 2023 election.