By Cletus Opukeme, Warri
Professor Victor F. Peretomode led committee with a mandate to choose a preffered Ijaw governorship aspirant has choosen Senator James Manager and Deputy governor Kingsley Otuaro to slug it out with others in the forthcoming Delta state PDP governorship primaries and the general polls.
The Publicity secretary of Ijaw national Congress (INC) Engr. Ezonebi Oyakemeagbegha disclosed in a press statement yesterday.
According to him, ” Thollowing resolutions were reached at the end of deliberation by a joint session of the Leadership of the Ijaw for Governor and Delta lNC/lyC at with PA Clark at his Abuja residence on 9/5/2022 on the report of the Professor Victor F. Peretomode Interface Committee which was charged with the responsibility of recommending a sole Aspirant for the PDP primaries coming up in the third week of May 2022,.
”That in the interim the Ijaw Nation should throw its weight behind two of the Aspirants, namely:
”. Distinguished Senator James Ebiowei Manager and . H.E., The Deputy Governor of Delta State, Deacon Kingsley Burutu Otuaro,” He said..
Stating further, ”In the meantime, the Ijaw Nation have thought it necessary for the interest of the Ijaw nation to advise Hon (Dr) Braduce Amakazi Angozi to suspend his ambition and throw his support on either of the two aspirants to increase the Ijaw chances.
” Sen James Manager and HE Otuaro should continue with their campaign activities until when a final position on the question of a sole Aspirant is taken in no distant time.
. The Delta Ijaw Community wish to re-affirm its clarion call for Delta Ijaw for Governor 2023 and appeal for support from all our neighbours, friends and well-wishers.
Signed on behalf of those present by
Alaowei B.Bozimo Chairman,Delta for Governor Consultative Committee
Edmund Doyah Tiemo, Secretary, interface Committee