DELTANS have been urged to support the aspirations of Ndokwa people of the Delta North extraction to produce the next Governor of the State.
This is due to the fact that a Governor from Ndokwa ethnic extraction will be detribalized and work for even development of the state, said the leadership of Ndokwa Unite.
Chairman of the group, Mr Steve Uweh, who was flanked by Hon. Henry Eke, Chief Kris Oputa, Hon. Oyem Ukpabi and Mr Henry Okechukwu, shortly after an enlarged meeting at the Weekend said that Ndokwa nation is strategically located as a bridge between all the ethnic nationalities in the state, sharing boundary with the people of Delta North, Delta Central and other ethnic groups in Delta North.
“There is no other ethnic nationality that will carry everybody along like an Ndokwa man as Governor, we believe that at the right time, we shall unveil the Ndokwa candidate for the governorship position of the state for the 2015 gubernatorial elections,” Mr Uweh said.
He added, “Ndokwa people shares boundary with the Urhobos, Isokos, Ijaws, Aniochas and Ikas, we have cultural affinity with them and we are the bridge in Delta State, you cannot move from Central or South Senatorial District without passing through Ndokwa land and there is no way you can move from Asaba to either Central of South without passing through Ndokwa land, our candidate, I can assure you will be acceptable by all Deltans because, definitely, his intelligent, detribalized, and experienced.”
Mr Uweh urged other ethnic nationalities to support Ndokwa aspiration, noting that there is no other ethnic nationality in the state that has contested for the governorship position right from the defunct Bendel State when Chief Otunuya Iwegbue or in Delta State where such Ndokwa sons like, Prof. Eric Opia, Chief Godwill Obielum, Chief Ifeanyichukwu Onwukamike, late Dr Joshua Enueme, among others contested for the position.
“We are seeking the support of all Deltans because this is our state and we should work together for the dream of Ndokwa nation to come to fruition in 2015,” Mr Uweh said.
He used the occasion to urge all Deltans to be peaceful and lauded the Ndokwa National Union (NNU) for calling for the restoration of state constituencies that were removed by he Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)