Engr. Ezonebi Oyakemeagbegha , the publicity Secretary of Ijaw National Congress (INC) has stated the gentleman zoning arrangements have ended, now it is the turn of the second in the roll to which is the Ijaws to deserve the Delta State Governorship seat come 2023 at Osadebey House, Asaba.
Oyakemeagbegha emphasized that the first circle of the gentleman’s agreement of zoning which the Ijaws judiciously abided to, is complete and therefore “the second round it should start from the Ijaws, considering that the Ijaws have not had the opportunity, more also for all the sacrifices the Ijaws have made towards the development of the state
Oyakemeagbegha made this statement known after a consultative meeting of elders, leaders, concerned Ijaws for the 2023 Delta Ijaw Governorship Agenda ( 2023DIGA) led by Alaowei Broderick Bozimor, a formal Minister of Police affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with the Apex Socio-Cultural group of Ndokwa People, Ndokwa Neku Union at Ezhionum, Ukwuani Council Area of Delta State.
The INC spokesman told Newsmen that, the Ijaws have one million reasons why they deserve the Governorship more than other ethnic groups in the State
reiterated that, the Ijaws have supported wholeheartedly other ethnic groups of the State to emerge as Governor at various times.
He recalled that in 1999, the Ijaws fully supported Chief James Onanefe Ibori, of the Urhobo ethnic nationality to emerge as Governor,
In 2007, the Ijaws supported Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan of the Itsekiri extraction to emerge as Governor and repeated the same in his re-run. The Ijaws in their belief of fairness, justice, and equity, came out en-mass to support the incumbent Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa.
The INC spokesman further told Newsmen that besides the Ijaws have highly experienced and qualified personalities, men of impeccable characters, that believes in the oneness of the state, and are very prepared both physically and spiritually to Governor the State.