Delta Politics

DELTA 2023: What Ijaw leaders discussed with Otuaro, James Manager in Warri

…We have consulted widely, the coast is clear for an Ijaw Governor – Bozimo 

Ijaw leaders, stakeholders, politicians and traditional rulers led by the Delta-Ijaw for Governor 2023 lobby group on Monday, December 20, 2021, held a closed door meeting in Warri, Delta state with all the frontline aspirants.

The Ijaw for Governor team led by its leader, Alaowei Broderick Bozimo, former Minister, Police Affairs invited Governorship aspirants of Ijaw extraction to brainstorm and ensure that the selection of the Ijaw preferred candidate ahead of the 2023 Governorship election in Delta state emerges through a consensus arrangement, and on the way forward. 

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However, Alaowei Broderick Bozimo who spoke with Journalists after the meeting stated that the meeting was to strategize on the way forward for the Ijaw people in Delta State ahead of 2023.

He asserted that he is thankful to the Ijaws for entrusting him with such an important task, assuring that as a team, they are going to deliver. Noting that the Ijaw for Governor 2023 lobby group under his leadership started its consultation in May 2021 and have covered a larger part of the state via senatorial districts and ethnic nationalities. 

Bozimo stated that the meeting was to brief Ijaw political leaders, and bring Delta 2023 Governorship aspirants from the Ijaw extraction, to speak with one voice on the Governorship race. 

Delta state Ijaw leaders in a group photograph with Ijaw Governorship Aspirants, on Monday, December 20, 2021 in Warri. Photo by | Enaibo Asiayei

The former Minister of Police Affairs, Bozimo said after x-raying the consultations so far and the responses from Deltans, it is certain that the coast is clear for the Ijaws to produce the next Governor of the state.

He explained that the Ijaws should not be seen as only good at supporting others to produce Governor of the state only, but also deserved to be supported by other ethnic nationalities to be Governor as well. He maintained that the Ijaws are qualified in all ramifications. 

Delta State Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro with Senator James Manager

“We have  been on the move consulting on behalf of the Ijaw nation to produce a governor in Delta State come 2023, we started since May 2021 and we have covered  huge grounds, the responses has been good, we are  all excited as Ijaw people.

“We have discovered that the Governorship office of Delta State is just there for us to take. So we came here to give report to Ijaw Nation, particularly the  young people that are fit for 2023 Governorship election.

“This our gathering of conviviality and the electrifying love displayed by our Aspirants is so exciting. Deltans, this is the era for the Ijaws to rule this state.

“Delta Ijaws have supported others in becoming Governors of the state hence it is now our time to also enjoy the support of others to produce the next Governor of the state. We have consulted and I can assure you that the coast is now clear. 

“The final resolution from the meeting will not be disclosed for now because we are still strategizing but we are in one acccord. ” The state man noted.

Meanwhile, Bozimo commended political leaders, Royal Fathers and various ethnic nationalities leaderships in Delta State for their positive responses, adding that a new era of uncommon transformational leadership is in the making come 2023.

Those who attended the meeting include; His Excellency, Barr. (Dcn) Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, Deputy Governor of Delta State and Sen. James E. Manager, Senator Representing Delta South Senatorial District, Dr. Braduce Amakazi Angozi, represented by his wife Mrs Angozi and Alaowei Broderick Bozimo.

Others are, Gen. Broderick Demeyeibo (Rtd); Hon. Preyor Oboro member representing Bomadi DTHA; Hon. Pullah Ekpotughayerin,  Member Representing Burutu 11 DTHA;  Hon. Emomotimi Guwor, Member Representing Warri South-West in the DTHA;  Hon. Joel Bisina PhD, Former Commissioner; Engr. Ezonfade Oyakemeagbegha;

And, INC Publicity Secretary, Barr Newworld Safugha; E.A to the Governor on Renewable Energy, Barr David P Ekerokosu; Hon. William Angdadi,  Chairman Bomadi L.G.A;  Barr. Fred Owotorufa; Chief James Nieketein JP; Chief Godbless Omonoye; E.A to the Governor,  Hon. (Mrs) Felicia Orounanagha;

Also, Hon Sagbegha Korokorosei; Madam Gloria Okubodogha; Hon. Felicia Gborgbor; Dcn. Dimaro Progress; Chief Roland Kemefa; Barr. Eric Omare; Former President IYC, Barr. Francis Abulu; Hon. Stella Agidee; Mrs Poweide Bekes; Dr. Doubra Collins Okotete IYC Chairman Western Zone;  Engr. Pius Donyegha; Comr Moses Fiyebor Chief Lucky Tiemor.

By Loveth Ojogun & Enaibo Asiayei

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