Delta 2019: Edwin Clark, Oritsejafor, others back Okowa

The Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark; former Minister of State for Education, Chief Kenneth Gbagi; Itsekiri leader, Chief Roland Oritsejafor and other prominent Urhobo leaders have declared their support for re-election bid of Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa.

This endorsement was made public by the Anioma Media Professionals (AMP) in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Ken Ugbechie which was made available to newsmen in Asaba, the State capital on Friday.

The statement noted that the endorsement by prominent leaders would enhance peace, unity and development in the State and give all ethnic nationalities and sections a sense of belonging.

Edwin Clark was quoted saying, “Delta Central Senatorial District had had the governorship through Chief James Ibori, for eight years. Delta South had it for eight years through Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan. It is the turn of Delta North to have it for eight years through Okowa.”

The statement also quoted Gbagi, saying,  “The greatest mistake APC made and to the advantage of Okowa is to have nominated a non – Anioma for 2019 governorship…

“What I am saying in effect is that we cannot alter the issue of Delta State, the state is bigger than anybody. Together we will stand up for the peace and success of the state as opposed to an individual.”

In the same vein, Oritsejafor was quoted urging well-meaning Deltans to be wary of those struggling to disorganise the tripodal arrangement of power rotation among the three senatorial districts of the state, saying sticking to the working formula would save the state from political tension and agitation of the past.


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