Known list of 12 Urhobo leaders seeking to take over from Governor Okowa in 2023.
Ovibel media wish all of them the very best,as their profile proved they all have the capacity to govern the state.
See the list below;
BARR. CHIEF (SEN). OBARISI OVIE OMO-AGEGE
Barr. Ovie Omo-Agege was born 3rd of August, 1963.He is a Nigerian lawyer and politician who is currently the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate. He is senator representing the Delta State Central Senatorial District at the Nigerian senate. He was declared by court in 2015 as a senator into the 8th senate.Omo-Agege is from the Orogun clan of the Urhobo ethnic group in Ughelli North local Government area of Delta State.He emerged the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate of the 9th National Assembly on 11 June 2019 after he defeated his rival, Ike Ekweremadu with a margin of 31 votes to win the second leadership position of the National Assembly after his re-election and one time Secretary to Delta State Government under Ibori second term administration.
CHIEF GREAT OVEDJE OGBORU.
Great Ovedje Ogboru was born on 10 April,1958.He is a Nigerian businessman and politician who was the gubernatorial candidate for Alliance of Democracy, Democratic Peoples’ Party and Labour Party in the 2003, 2007,2011 2015 Delta State governorship elections.He was also the gubernatorial nominee for All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019 Delta State governorship elections.
OLOROGUN DAVID EDEVBIE
Olorogun David Edevbie was born 23rd December,1963.He hails from Afiesere in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.He is a great economist, financial expert and politician who was appointed the Honourable Commissioner for Finance and Economic Planning in June 1999 at age 35,under James Onanefe Ibori administration and reappointed to the Cabinet as Honourable Commissioner for Finance in which he served till November 2005.Again, September 2015, Olorogun Edevbie was appointed as the Honourable Commissioner of Finance, by His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. He served diligently in this capacity till the end of the first term on May 29, 2019. And in June 2019, Governor Okowa tapped him again for appointment as his Chief of Staff, a position he held until May 2021.
OLOROGUN BARR. KENNETH GBAGI
Kenneth Gbagi was born 22nd September,1958.He is a criminologist, businessman, security consultant, lawyer and politician.He is a former minister of states, Education and has held various positions both in Delta State and Nigeria.
OLOROGUN KENNETH OKPARA.
Olorogun Kenneth Okpara is an Eku born financial expert,from Ethiope East LGA of Delta State.He is a one time Commissioner for Economic planning and Finance in Delta State.
RT.HON. (CHIEF) SHERIFF OBOREVWORI
Rt. Hon. Sherrif Oborevwori was born 19 June 1963.He is a Nigerian politician and incumbent Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly as a representative of the Okpe State Constituency under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
RT. HON. (CHIEF) FESTUS OVIE AGAS
Rt. Hon. Chief Festus Ovie Agas was born 29th January,1960.He is a native of Oteri-Ughelli in Ughelli North Local Government Area.He is a lawyer and politician.He is a former Deputy Speaker,Delta State House of Assembly,who represented Ughelli North Constituency 11 twice from 1999-2007,Director General, Direct labour Agency and immediate past Secretary to the State Government, Delta State.He is currently Chief of Staff to Governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa.
CHIEF JAMES AUGOYE
Chief James Augoye was born on the 16th of May, 1965 in Ugbokodo, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.He is a business man and politician.A one time community Chairman in Ugbokodo, Councillor,former Chairman Okpe LGA, appointed Commissioner for works in Delta State in 2015 reappointed in 2019 by Governor Okowa.
OLOROGUN BARR. FRED OKIEMUTE MAJEMITE
Barr. Fred Okiemute Majemite was born on the 3rd of March, 1964 in Ughelli, in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. He is a lawyer and politician.He was S. A. to Governor James Ibori and further served under Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan as a two-time Commissioner.
OLOROGUN BARR. ODEBALA( HON). OMIZU EJAIFE
Ejaife Odebala was born on 12 November,1965.He hails from Sapele,Sapele LGA of Delta State.He is a lawyer and politician.He was elected into Delta State House of Assembly, representing Sapele Constituency in 1999, re-elected 2003 and former Chairman of Sapele LGA.
BARR. PETER ADOGBEJIRE MRAKPOR.
Dr. Peter Adogbejire Mrakpor, SAN was born on September 7, 1965.He hails from Edjophe in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.He is legal luminary and politician.He is the immediate past Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Delta State.
SIR. BRIGHT ONAJEFE EDEJEWHRO
Sir. Bright Onajefe-Gift Edejewhro was born on 21st August,1973.He hails from Uvwie local government area of Delta State.He is a one time Councillor, Transition Committee Chairman of Uvwie Local Government Area,Former Commissioner for Science and Technology,and Chieftaincy and local government affairs in Delta State.
“As the battle of who take over from Governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa get interesting,more Urhobos of Delta Central will also throw their weight into the political ring.
We will continue to update and review this,as more people join the GOVERNORSHIP race”
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