Delta South 2023: Ijaw Monarchs Unite In Prayers For Joel-Onowakpo’s Victory
…describes Him As Best To Represent Delta South Senatorial District.
The Ijaw Council of Traditional Rulers on Monday, January 9, 2023, offered royal blessings on the Delta South Senatorial District Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the forthcoming general elections, Hon. Joel-Onowakpo Thomas, describing him as the best for the position.
The prayers were offered by the monarchs at the palace of the Paramount Ruler of oil-rich Ogulagha Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Elder Capt. King Joseph Timiyan JP, in Warri, Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, during a consultative visit by Joel-Onowakpo.
Speaking on behalf of the Ijaw monarchs, HRM Timiyan, who is the Chairman of Ijaw Traditional Rulers Council, described Joel-Onowakpo as a man with rich profile, adding that his personality speaks volume.
The Ogulagha monarch expressed confidence in the APC candidate in winning the election, saying it will be a good development to have another Ijaw-speaking Senator at the National Assembly after the expiration of Senator James Manager’s tenure. He therefore urged all Ijaw sons and daughters to support and vote Joel-Onowakpo come February 25th, 2023.
According to him, the Chartered Accountant cum politician has shown proficiency in time, human and resources management, noting that Delta South will take its rightful position when the APC candidate is elected to represent the district.
“Your kind is rare. Without looking at your profile and qualifications, your personality alone commands respect and your articulation shows good leadership qualities. I am happy and proud seeing you speak Ijaw so fluently. This means another Izon-speaking man will be at the senate after James Manager,” Timiyan said.
Earlier in his presentation, Joel-Onowakpo said he has served in three different spheres in his public life – a successful businessman, a public servant with track records and a civil servant who retired as an Assistant Director.
“I am not just here to tell you that I am an Ijaw man who speaks the Izon language fluently but to also inform you that I have vast experience and qualifications. No one on the ballot today is more qualified and competent than me. Therefore, I plead with you my royal fathers to support me as your son and the most qualified candidate so we can make Delta South great together,” Joel-Onowakpo stated.
The Isoko-Ijaw son and financial expert of international repute also chronicled his achievements in public and private sectors, especially at the Delta State Board of Internal Revenue (DBIR). He said he will represent Delta South judiciously with fairness and equity to all its formation ethnic groups.
His Royal Majesty, Charles Botu, Pere of Seimbiri kingdom, who was in white costume to signify victory, offered the royal blessings to Joel-Onowakpo on behalf of all the Ijaw Monarchs.