Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has vowed not to impose any candidate on the citizens.
He said he was committed to allowing God’s will prevail on the choice of who would succeed him in 2023 so that Deltans will have a worthy successor as governor.
Okowa made this vow on Sunday at the 70th birth anniversary thanksgiving service of Chief Oritsetimeyin Adams, which was held at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke’s Anglican Church in the state.
In his words, “I thank the Church and our leaders for their consistent prayers for our dear state because it is not about us, men, but about what God wants.
“So, pray that whoever God wants will be governor, and may that person He wants emerge as governor for the good of Deltans.
“May God’s will be done in Delta State and may it be well with us in Nigeria.”
The governor congratulated the celebrant for attaining the Biblical three scores and 10 and urged him to rededicate his life to the service of God and humanity.
“God is the source of life and, therefore, we must return all thanks to Him and that is what you have done today.
“I knew Chief Adams way back in 1991 when we were Council chairmen together; he was in the NRC and I was in the SDP and we became friends since then.”
He added that, “I thank God that today also he continued to remember the things that God had enabled him to do.”