2023: Joel-Onowakpo, APC Delta South Senatorial Candidate, receives royal blessings from Ijaw traditional rulers
…I stand better than other candidates vying for the position – Onowakpo
Hon. Joel-Onowakpo Thomas, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Delta South Senatorial District in 2023, has received the blessings from Delta State Ijaw Traditional Rulers, as he pushes strongly to emerge the next Senator for Delta South zone.
The royal blessing took place at the palace of His Royal Majesty, Elder (Capt.) Dr. Joseph I. Timiyan (JP), Agbonu, Torububou 1, Ebenanaowei of Ogulagha Kingdom and Chairman of the Delta State Ijaw Ijaw Traditional Rulers Forum, on Monday, when Joel-Onowakpo and his JOT Campaign Organization visited Ijaw monarchs.
Earlier in his speech, Joel-Onowakpo, the APC candidate for the National Assembly in Delta South, stated that out of the candidates vying for the position, he stands better than them.
According to him, he has the wherewithal to represent Delta South as he has had the privilege to have been a businessman, a public officer as well as a retired civil servant.
He said: “I have the rare privilege of being in three sectors of human life. I am a businessman, a public officer and a retired civil servant. I served in Udaughan’s administration as the chairman head of internal revenue service and I retired as a civil servant.”
Responding on behalf of the Ijaw traditional rulers, the chairman of the Delta State Ijaw Traditional Council, HRM, Dr. Timiyan, heaped praises on the aspiring lawmaker for the visit and he stressed that power comes from God.
King Timiyan said: “It is only God that will fulfil everything. It is God that will approve anybody that will be in position. Definitely, God will approve it.”
The monarch also lamented that Delta State lacked the presence of a formidable opposition party and that is why the state has not progressed much unlike Rivers State.
The monarch added: “No strong opposition in Delta State that is why the state is like this. Rivers State cannot be compared to other states in the south because of the strong opposition. Things will get better in Delta State.
His Royal Majesty, King Charles Botu, Pere of Seimbiri kingdom, offered the royal blessings to Joel-Onowakpo on behalf of all the Ijaw monarchs.
Members of the JOT Campaign Organization on the visit include; High Chief Michael Johnny; Prof. Ogaga Ifowodo; Chief. Augustine Seibi; Hon. Beauty Warejuowei; Chief Takedor Clement; Hon. Raymos Guawanah; Mr. Clement Moni; Hon. Theodore Izonfade, among others.
By Enaibo Asiayei & Samuel Abai
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