The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III has said that it is only God that will decide who will be the next governor of Delta State.
The foremost Itsekiri monarch made the assertion in his palace in Warri while hosting a high powered delegation of the Ijaw for Governor 2023 Lobby Team led by former Police Affairs Minister, Alaowei Broderick Bozimo who paid him a courtesy visit.
The traditional ruler, however, advised the Ijaw nation to prepare their best and bring forth their strong arguments in their quest to produce the next governor of the state in the next political dispensation.
The Olu of Warri said, “Bring your strong arguments. Prepare your best. But once you see God moving, as much as you can, embrace it. And it will be well with you. You are our brothers.
He said, “Delta State is in the hands of God, He is interested in who becomes governor. I believe that the cycle has come to an end as all the three senatorial zones have produced governors.
“My prayer for you is that we cooperate with God as He is doing the shaking, sieving and the refining because once that individual emerges, I am convinced that the entire state will simply accept. And in our acceptance, it will make our journey, our rise better.”
Giving further exhortation to the visiting Ijaw team, the Olu of Warri said, “My appeal to every single one of you as we go into 2022 and 2023 is to open your hearts and align your hearts to what God is doing.
While noting that Delta State is key to the success of Nigeria, the monarch stated that “if Delta State gets it right, Nigeria will get it right so effortlessly.”
Speaking earlier, the Leader of the Delta Ijaw for Governor 2023 Lobby Team, Alaowei Broderick Bozimo explained that the visit was to seek the prayers of the monarch as the Ijaw nation has indicated interest in producing the next governor of Delta State come 2023.
He also congratulated Ogiame Atuwatse III on his successful ascension to the throne of his forefathers.