*Okowa is deceiving Urhobos for his second tenure- Clark, Mulade
Gov Ifeanyi Okowa has entered into an agreement with traditional rulers of urhobo nation affirming his support for an urhobo person to succeed him as governor in 2023.
He declared this during a meeting with virtually all traditional rulers of urhobo nation held at the palace of the Owhorode of Olomu kingdom ,Ogbon Ogoni Oghoro the first at Ogoni_Olomu,Ughelli south council area .
Okowa got Urhobo traditional rulers endorsement following the secret pact for a second term at the meeting attended by former gov James Ibori .
But Ijaw leaders Chief E.K Clark and environmental activist, Comrade Sheriff Mulade have described such agreement by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as an unholy pact that will jeopardise the Ijaw chance of governorship in 2023.They said governor Okowa was deceiving the Urhobo nation for his desperate 2019 re-election ambition.
According to Clark, the Ijaws cannot be seen playing second fiddle and that it is the rights of the Ijaws in 2023 to be voted executive governor of Delta state.
Okowa who enjoined the traditional rulers to help educate their subjects to do the right thing during the elections if they have found him worthy as gov noted that he has done a lot in providing needed infrastructure even in parts of Delta central where he lost during the 2015 governorship election .
He promised to pursue youth empowerment by establishing 19new technical colleges in local government areas where there are none during his second term .
Thanking the traditional rulers for their support and cooperation leading to the prevailing peace in the state senator OKOWA, urged them to support continued unity, equity and justice by recommending him to their subjects ahead of the march 2 governorship election .
He promised the people of an urhobo successor by 2023.
Former gov James Ibori had told the urhobo monarchs that they would need the support of the Anioma people in four years’ time which makes it necessary for Okowa to be supported for a second term .
The traditional rulers led by their host the Owhorode of Olomu kingdom later prayed God to grant gov OKOWA a second term just as they taxed him not too forget the development of urhobo land and other parts of the state when re-elected .
The traditional rulers and their guests had observed a one minute silence in honour of the former military gov of the defunct mid-western region retired major gen David Ejoor who died last Sunday .
Gov Ifeanyi OKOWA had during a condolence visit to the bereaved family assured of state government participation in the burial the former interim president general of the Urhobo.