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Delta 2023: Ijaw guber aspirants pruned to 2

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By Anita Godfrey
& Enekorogha Godbless

Following the move to have a controllable size of aspirants ahead of the PDP party primaries in Delta state, the Ijaw leaders have prune the Ijaw governorship aspirants to two.

According to a communique signed and sent to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday by Alaowei B.Bozimo, Chairman, Delta for Governor Consultative Committee and Edmund Doyah Tiemo, Secretary, interface Committee, the apex body cleared Deputy governor, Kingsley Otuaro and Senator James Manager to proceed with their governorship campaigns.

While the third aspirant Dr Braduce Amakazi Angozi was advised to drop his ambition and support any of the approved aspirants.

The statement read partly: “The following resolutions were reached at the end of deliberation by a joint session of the Leadership of the Ijaw for Governor and Delta lNC/lYC at with PA Clark at his Abuja residence on 9/5/2022 on the report of the Professor Victor F. Peretomode Interface Committee which was charged with the responsibility of recommending a sole Aspirant for the PDP primaries coming up in the third week of May 2022.

“That in the interim, the Ijaw Nation should throw its weight behind two of the aspirants, namely: His Excellency Deacon Kingsley Burutu Otuaro and Distinguished Senator James Ebiowei Manager.

“In the meantime, the Ijaw Nation have thought it necessary for the interest of the Ijaw nation to advise Hon (Dr) Braduce Amakazi Angozi to suspend his ambition and throw his support on either of the two aspirants to increase the Ijaw chances.

“H.E. Kingsley Otuaro and Sen James Manager should continue with their campaign activities until when a final position on the question of a sole aspirant is taken in no distant time.

“The Delta Ijaw Community wishes to re-affirm its clarion call for Delta Ijaw for Governor 2023 and appeal for support from all our neighbours, friends and well-wishers.” the statement reads.