By Akpos Oghenetega,
Ahead of the 2023 governorship election in Delta State, the Forum of Urhobo Traditional Rulers, Monday, at the palace of Owhorode of Olomu Kingdom prayed for the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, to succeed in his governorship ambition.
The monarchs prayed for Rt Hon Oborevwori, when he went to inform traditional rulers of Urhobo nation at the Palace of the Owhorode of Olomu Kingdom, HRM Ovie Richard Layeguen Ogbon, Ogoni-Oghoro 1of his intention to contest for the governorship position in 2023 and asked for their royal blessings.
The Speaker told the Urhobo royal fathers that he came for two things, to inform them of his intention to run for governor of the state and to also seek their royal blessings to succeed in the race, in order to consolidate and build on what Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has done in the State.
According to him, in 2017 when he emerged as Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, the traditional rulers prayed for him adding that their prayers have worked for him.
He also said that it is the efficacy of the prayers of the traditional rulers that encouraged him to seek their prayers to succeed in his quest to succeed governor Okowa in 2023, saying that; “Today, I have come to be refilled with your royal blessings and prayers”.
He said as a grassroot politician he was fully prepared to pilot the affairs of the state if elected the governor in 2023 noting that his achievements as the youngest Chairman of Osubi Community some years ago are there for all to see just as he added that as a Pan Deltan, his support base cuts across the 25 local government areas and promised to accord the traditional rulers institution its due respect.
“Our traditional rulers have helped in maintaining peace and order in the State hence we are enjoying peace throughout the State. In 2023, if I am elected as the Governor, we will sustain the prevailing peace in the State and the current recognition being enjoyed by our traditional rulers will also be sustained. I am not here for a campaign, but to receive royal blessings from our monarchs”, the foremost governorship aspirant stated.
Responding on behalf of the Urhobo Traditional Rulers Forum, the Ovie of Agbon Kingdom, Ogurimerime-Ukori 1, said that Rt Hon Oborevwori is a prominent son of Urhoboland and that they are proud to identify with him.
Chairman of the Urhobo Traditional Rulers Forum, the Owhorode of Olomu Kingdom, prayed for the actualisation of the Governorship ambition of the Speaker.
One after the other, the seventeen Urhobo traditional rulers present prayed for the success of the Governorship ambition of the Speaker.
The Speaker who was accompanied to the palace of the Owhorode of Olomu Kingdom by the who is who in Delta politics including serving members of the State House of Assembly and Commissioners commended the Urhobo Traditional Rulers for their advice and support over the years, especially for sustaining peace in their various domains that have led to the success of the administration of Governor Okowa.