Asaba: Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State has said that only God knows who will take over the mantle of leadership from him as governor come 2023.
The governor said this at a quarterly press briefing in Asaba, he said there was no formal meetings where the issue of zoning of the governorship of the state to a particular senatorial district of the state adding that important issues for the party to sort out are equity, justice and fairness.
Dr. Okowa noted that though there are speculations’ on which part of the state should produce the governor come 2023, he is not in the best position to say where the governor will come from.
According to him, there is no formal meeting of the leadership of the party that he is aware of where the issues of zoning were tabled and agreed upon, hence when it’s time the party leaders will meet, they will critically look at to what is fair, equitable and just.
According to Dr. Okowa, “when the time is ripe, the party will sort out issues like what is fair, justice able and equitable. I don’t have the intention to play God. I don’t know who will succeed me come 2023, only God knows. I don’t have the ability to play God. God almighty alone knows who will become governor come 2023.”
He added, “I can’t play God and it is going to be a collective decision, no one man can decide who becomes the next governor, it’s only God that has such capacity, when the time is ripe, the party shall take a decision.