The presidential bid of Prince Adewole Adebayo, the Social Democratic Party (SDP), presidential candidate has gotten another major boost as the entire Ijaw under Delta Ijaw Traditional Rulers Forum, gave its total support in the pursuit to actualizing his ambition to emerge president of Nigeria from the 2023 presidential poll.
In demonstration of their commitment, the forum, led by His Royal Majesty (HRM), Elder Capt. (King) Dr. Joseph I. Timiyan (Ebenanaowei of Ogulagha kingdom) who doubles as the Chairman, Delta Ijaw Traditional Rulers Forum, pledged support for his candidature and prayed for him to succeed.
Addressing some of the critical issues that have dominated discussions with leaders and major stakeholders across the country and the state. He spotlights on critical issues ranging from kewed political appointments against the people from the zone, crude oil theft, injustice against the people of the Niger Delta from where the wealth of the nation is taken from to enrich individual pockets and cronies, plans to buy votes, inability to pay salaries as well as the revamping of the agricultural sector to make the country’s economy self-sustaining.
The presidential candidate, Adebayo describes his coming to Delta State as a homecoming.
” Coming to Delta State is a home coming sorts, because i began my early life in Sapele, the administrative headquarter of Sapele local government area of the state”.
Key highlights of the visit were the special royal prayer sessions laced with traditional invocations led by His Royal Majesty (HRM), King (Dr) Charles Ayemi Botu, the Pere of Seimbiri kingdom, who pledged total support for Adebayo’s election victory.
He expressed belief that no matter what developmental strategies put in place, without long term solution such as bringing justice, fairness and equity to the people and ensuring that a southern president was enthrone in 2023, such efforts would always end up as short-lived.
“Truth is very important in the consciousness of the Ijaw people and the universe all together. Before the royal parents, we pledge to you that what the Social Democratic Party is bringing to Nigeria, are not promises of highways”.
He called on the people to vote for the Social Democratic Party in the 2023 general elections in order for them to enjoy justice and the wealth of their land.
In his entourage are the immediate Fmr. Minister of Sport and Youth Development ,Solomon Dalung, Sen.Ugochukwu Uba, Prof Femi Olufunmilade, Godwin Osigbeme and others.