Not less than 34 Anioma traditional rulers, on Wednesday, 7 December, converged at the palace of His Royal Majesty, Emmanuel Efeizormor II, the Obi of Owa kingdom, for a meeting, during which they gave their blessings to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) vice presidential candidate, Prince Ned Nwoko, the Delta North PDP senatorial candidate, and other PDP candidates for the 2023 elections.
In his remarks, Obi Efeizormor, the immediate past chairman of Delta state council of traditional rulers, described Ned Nwoko as a good son with utmost respect for the traditional institution, as well as Anioma culture and identity.
The monarch also pointed out Ned Nwoko’s philanthropic and reputable nature, which majorly formed the basis for the traditional rulers unanimous decision to endorse the senatorial candidate in the 2023 election.
Recall that Ned Nwoko, on Sunday, 4 December, while speaking at the Ugoani of Okpanam 10th coronation anniversary, had urged the Anioma traditional rulers to be more politically active like their counterparts in the Northern region of the country. Stating that they have a role to play in deciding who represents them in government.
Prince Ned humbly received the royal blessings, and reiterated his promise of ensuring distinct constitutional role for traditional rulers with appropriate legislation once he gets to the red chamber.