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Governor Okowa hints at ceding power to Delta Central after serving out his tenure

Ifeanyi Okowa

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has hinted that he would lobby for a candidate from a Delta Central to occupy the governorship stool if, and when, he serves out his tenure. While pushing for this position, he also told critics that he had no apologies for appointing one of his daughters as an aide.

Governor Okowa argued that his daughter was highly qualified for the position and therefore deserved the appointment.

He made this comment during a media quarterly briefing held on Tuesday in Asaba, the state capital.

The governor clarified that he only appointed one of his daughters and not two as claimed in some quarters.

“I do not have any daughter in social media. The one appointed for girl child education is rightfully qualified.

“I do not have any apologies for that because I know the quality of daughter that I have,” he said.

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Speaking, meanwhile, on the 2023 governorship election in the state, Okowa said the choice of who becomes the next governor of Delta State will be determined by God.

He said although he expressed his personal view that his successor should come from Delta Central, the choice ultimately was beyond him.

Okowa, who spoke at a media quarterly briefing in Asaba, the State capital on Tuesday, Okowa said he has his views which he cannot enforce, adding that the most important factor is the need to ensure “unity and equity.”

His words: “I am not God. I don’t make a Governor. Nobody makes a governor. It is only God that can make one.

“The important thing is we want to ensure there is unity and equity and we will continue to work towards achieving a situation that keeps us United as Deltans realising that working together makes us stronger as a people.”

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