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Delta 2023 Election: Politics for who becomes next Governor to start in June – Okowa

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2023: Okowa free to choose successor - Ijaw leader

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa

By Ebi Perekeme 

The executive Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has declared that politics for who becomes the next Governor of Delta State will begin in June 2021.

Okowa said this while speaking on Saturday in Asaba at the presentation of empowerment items to beneficiaries of the Ndudi Elumelu empowerment scheme.

He maintained that he would not have a successor who will put a ban on the Anioma people.

He said, the politics for the 2023 Governorship election will will start by next month, June 2021.

”The scramble to succeed me began as soon as I came in for a second term in 2019. Some people have not even been patient as they have now started campaigns”.

However, the Governor has urged Deltans to disregard those parading themselves as his successor in 2023. This is contrary to the news making rounds that some of his cabinet members are showing strong interest to succeed him in less than three years to the end of his tenure.

“Be cautious because politics is such that if you do not read it rightly. You would lead your people with darkness.

“Unfortunately, I read somewhere that someone said we ought not to talk about all what was in the communique because we were elected. If you cannot talk about issues affecting your people you ought not be elected as a leader” he asserted.