We Can’t Say No To Ijaw Governorship Ambitions — Isoko PDP Political Leaders.
The Isoko political elite said that because the Ijaw and Isoko were brothers and sisters, they couldn’t say no to a gubernatorial bid in 2023 to inhabit Dennis Osadebe House in Asaba.
When the Delta Ijaw for Governor 2023 lobby team visited them in Isoko South and Isoko North councils of the state, leaders of the Isoko political class, led by Pioneer Speaker in the Delta State House of Assembly, Mr. Emmanuel Okoro, and Odion Godspower, Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Isoko South Local Government Area, spoke on separate occasions.
At Ozoro, Okoro, speaking on behalf of the Isoko North PDP leaders, claimed the Ijaw and Isoko were one because they both have notable sons and daughters that are related to Isoko.
He said: “You coming to tell us that the Ijaw are going to contest for the governorship. We cannot say no because we have been together, we cannot refuse what you desire. Go further and cement your political ambition with other ethnic groups, we are one.”
On behalf of PDP leaders, Godspower, Isoko South PDP Chairman, said Ijaw and Isoko were brothers and sisters.
“We have listened to all you have said and we will surely give you feedback. The governor has done well and we must support him to finish strong.”
Earlier, Alaowei Broderick Bozimo, former Minister of Police Affairs and Leader of the Delta Ijaw for Governor 2023 Lobby Team, said the Ijaw desire to lead Delta State in 2023 was not based on ethnic rotation of the gubernatorial office, noting that the state has never had any type of zoning.
He stressed that the Ijaw did not wake up one day and decide to run for governor of Delta State without thoroughly assessing their political condition, and that the movement had nothing to do with ethnic rotation.
“Let us search our conscience very well, there has never been zoning of the governorship position at anytime. The Urhobo have enjoyed it several times, the Itsekiri have also had it and now our amiable Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is on the saddle from Delta North.”