Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State says he is committed to allowing God’s will to prevail on the choice of his successor in 2023.
Okowa stated this at the 70th birth anniversary and thanksgiving service of Chief Oritsetimeyin Adams at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area.
The governor said that he was not willing to lord himself on the people but would rather allow the will of God to provide the people with a worthy successor as governor.
He commended the church and other leaders for their prayers and support and urged them to pray that God should provide the state with a worthy person that would succeed him as a governor.
“The choice of a successor is not by wish of man but by the will of God. I thank the Church and our leaders for their consistent prayers for our dear state because it is not about us, but about what God wants.
“So, pray that whoever God wants will be the governor and may that person emerge as governor for the good of the people of Delta. May God’s will be done in Delta State and may it be well with us in Nigeria,” he said.
Okowa congratulated the celebrator for attaining the Biblical three scores and 10 and urged him to rededicate his life to the service of God and humanity.
“God is the source of life and therefore, we must return all thanks to Him and that is what you have done today.
“I knew Chief Adams way back in 1991 when we were council chairmen; he was in the NRC and I was in the SDP and we became friends since then.
“I thank God that today also he continued to remember the things that God had enabled him to do.
“He is now one of our elder statesmen, not because of his age but because of his contributions to the development of our state,” he stated.