Delta 2023: List of Top 6 Politicians That Could Emerge As Next Governor of Delta State

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By 2023, a New Governor 'll emerge in Delta State. Therefore, Politicking to Succeed the Outgoing Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has began in the Oil-rich State as those interested in the Top Seat are already making moves to achieve their political goals. Notable among those jostling to Succeed Governor Ifeanyi Okowa are

1. Senator James Manager (PDP)

James Manager hails from Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State, He is a Lawyer and Politician who currently represents Delta South Senatorial District at the National Assembly under the PDP platform. He has been a Member of the Nigerian Senate since 2003. The 60years-old Politician is one of the Founding Members of the PDP in the State. He has previously served as Chairman of Bomadi Local Government Area (1991 - 1992), Commissioner for Social Development (1992 - 1993) and Commissioner for Works, Housing and Transport (1999 - 2003).

2. Olorogun O'tega Emerhor (APC)

Emerhor is a Chatered Accountant, Insurance Expert, Businessman and Politician. He hails from Ughellli North Local Government Area of the State. The 63years-old Emerhor was the APC Candidate during the 2013 Delta Central Senatorial Bye-Election. Emerhor was also the 2015 Gubernatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

3. Chief David Edevbie (PDP)

A Technocrat per Excellence, Edevbie was a Two-term Commissioner for Finance in the State, a position he held from 1999 to 2007, between 2007 and 2010, he served as Principal Secretary to the Late Former President Umaru Musa Yar'adua. Again in 2015, he was re-appointed as Commissioner for Finance, a position he held until May 2019. The 57years-old Edevbie currently serves as Chief of Staff to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

4. Chief Great Ogboru (APC) 

Ogboru is an Household Name in the Political Atmosphere of Delta State. The Businessman turned Politician was the Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the 2019 General Elections. The Abraka-born Ogboru has made Five Consecutive attempts to govern the State but he never won. 

5. Rt. Hon. Festus Ovie Agas (PDP)

The 60years-old Lawyer turned Politician is the immediate past Secretary to the Delta State Government (SSG). He hails from Oteri-Ughelli, Ughellli North Local Government Area of Delta State. He was a Two-term Member of the Delta State House of Assembly (1999 - 2007), serving as Deputy Speaker between 2003 and 2007. Rt. Hon. Agas, a grassroot mobilizer led the 2015 Gubernatorial Campaign of Governor Okowa.

6. Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (APC)

Omo-Agege is currently the Deputy Senate President, He is a Second-term Lawmaker representing Delta Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly. The Ughellli-born Lawyer turned Politician was the Delta State Commissioner for Special Duties from 2005 to 2007 and Secretary to the Delta State Government (SSG) between 2007 and 2015.

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