There was a delight on Sunday 5th September 2021 as a Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) the renowned environmentalist, High Sheriff Mulade expressed interest to run the Delta State gubernatorial race come 2023 general election.
While he appealed to all Deltans to support his ambition to move the state forward, Chief Mulade the governorship
hopeful stressed that there is a need to consider the ljaw people having cooperated with the other ethnic Nationalities to produce governors in the past since the beginning of the current constitutional democracy.
The event which was held at the playground of the old Warri Port by the Marine Police station was done to coincide with the official launching of an Ijaw musical album by Chief Kingsley Takemebo, tagged Support 2023 Ijaw governorship,.
Comrade Chief Sheriff Mulade who addressed the jubilating marmot crowd during the declaration said, ” I am here for Ijaw governorship 2023.
I am interested in the governorship position of Delta state come 2023, because it is time for ljaw ethnic nationality to produce the governor in line with the spirit and letter of equity.”
Speaking further, he explained: ”This is not about Chief Mulade, but it is about Delta Ijaw. The Ijaws supported former governor Chief Felix Ibru, Ijaws supported former governor Chief James Ibori, Ijaws supported Dr.Emmanuel Uduaghan and Ijaws supported Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.”
He said: “Considering the fact that ljaw is second largest ethnic Nationality in Delta State, even the most naive political pundits will agree with me that indeed the time for ljaw governor is now
adding that anything done to throw spanners in the Process will be resisted by
the ljaw political stakeholders.”