Okowa should be given right of first refusal to produce successor – DLM


By News View

Deltans Lives Matter (DLM) have advocated that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State be given right of first refusal to produce not just the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but his successful.

The leader of the group, Mr. Christian Abeh, who noted this in a Press Statement he co-signed with his Deputy and Secretary Bartholomew Utele, and distributed to journalists at a Press Conference held at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Center, Asaba, today, said provided, the person would not just complete ongoing projects but also initiate good projects and policies that would better the living standard of the people.



Abeh, who said Governor Okowa should provide his successors, asked “If James Ibori can produce two successors (Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan and Dr Ifeanyi Okowa) what was wrong with Okowa not producing his successor or flag bearer of his party?



“Ibori was given that right in 2006, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan had it until he decided to let Ibori snatch it from him in 2014”. He added.



According to the Deltans Lives Matter global coordinator “it has been a tradition that a sitting governor who after his terms in office be allowed to produce his successor, provided the candidate is popular. We don’t understand the gang up and sponsored media attacks by some unpopular aspirants against the governor.



“Meanwhile, we remember that the governor have asked his Delta North people no to contest the governorship. This was something Ibori and Uduaghan could not ask their people to do against other zones. We expected Chief Ibori to apologize to the state for atrocities committed against our treasury that boasting of giving us David Edevbie as Okowa’s successor”.