Ijaws, under the aegis of Ijaw Action Group for Change, Wednesday said they will support Delta North senatorial district for governor in 2015 only if it presents Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Victor Ochei, as a consensus candidate.
Spokesman of the group, Lucky Oweimieotu, who made this known to the Delta Force Group, DFG, at Burutu, Delta State, thanked members of the DFG, for campaigning for Ochei.
He described the DFG as a group of erudite and dedicated members who other gubernatorial aspirants in the state could not cajole with money.
Oweinieotu also described Ochei as a successful leader in business, politics and a man with impeccable character, with strong finesse for success.
According to him, Ochei has the competence and leadership quality to build on the legacy of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan should he become governor of Delta State in 2015.
He said: “Many of them campaigning now will drop out before the real business but we know that Victor Ochei will be in the race to the end.”
“That is why he remains the best to us, the Ijaws, because he has shown to us that the young have more vigour than the old who have become spent force.
“As a speaker, he has removed ‘the toothless bulldog’ slogan that use to be the name of the State House of Assembly to a vibrant one with the passage of positive bills, including the recent anti-kidnapping bill.”