Sony Neme, Asaba
Delta State Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro has commenced his journey on the 2023 governorship race of the state, as he vowed not to step down for anyone, having obtained the blessings of his boss, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, allegedly as the anointed candidate.
Barr. Otuaro, who officially unveiled Kingsley Burutu Otuaro (KBO) 2023 Campaign Secretariat in Asaba, also refuted an online publication that suggested the deputy governor has been told to step down for the Speaker of the State Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oboreworie, seen by many as Governor preferred successor.
Otuaro, an Ijaw from Delta South said, on the contentious issue of zoning the governorship seat to Delta Central in 2023, there has never been any rotational arrangement in the state, adding however; that as a Nigerian and Deltan, he is eminently qualified for the race.
Otuaro in his reaction to the rumored consensus, “I have come a long way with the governor, Dr. Okowa, God brought us together to run the state, and during this period, our relationship transcended. He is now an older brother to me and that is how close we are thus far.
“One significant virtue that has knitted us together is fear for God Almighty that we both have. I dare say without prejudice that I am the chosen one”, he intoned.
He further buttress his point by disclosing, “We have been on a consultation engagement with party leaders and critical stakeholders across the 25 LGAs.
“The solidarity, support and prayers have been so amazing and overwhelming. The responses have given us the impetus to gear up and rev up the machines of our campaign. The joy and reception cannot be quantified. And that has brought us thus far, and we are prepared to go the whole hug”.
On his plans if elected, Otuaro said he would consolidate on the good governance of his boss, adding that he would build industries, revive moribund ones, create job and wealth for Deltans, among other plans.