Delta State will have a new governor by 2023. As a result, the race to succeed outgoing Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has begun in the oil-rich state, with those vying for the top job already making measures to fulfill their political objectives. Among those vying to succeed Governor Ifeanyi Okowa are the following:
1. Senator James Manager (PDP):
is a lawyer and politician from Delta State's Bomadi Local Government Area. He currently represents Delta South Senatorial District in the National Assembly under the PDP platform. Since 2003, he has served in the Nigerian Senate. The 60-year-old politician is a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. He previously served as Chairman of the Bomadi Local Government Area (1991–1992), Commissioner for Social Development (1992–1993), and Commissioner for Works, Housing, and Transportation (1992–1993). (1999 - 2003).
2. Senator Ovie Omo-Agege:
is a Nigerian politician (APC) Omo-Agege is the Deputy Senate President and a member of the National Assembly's Delta Central Senatorial District for the second time. From 2005 to 2007, he served as the Delta State Commissioner for Special Duties, and from 2007 to 2015, he served as the Secretary to the Delta State Government (SSG).
3. David Edevbie (PDP):
Edevbie, a technocrat per excellence, served as a two-term Commissioner for Finance in the State from 1999 to 2007, and then as Principal Secretary to the late Former President Umaru Musa Yar'adua from 2007 to 2010. He was re-appointed as Commissioner of Finance in 2015, a position he held until May of this year. Edevbie, who is 57 years old, is Governor Ifeanyi Okowa's Chief of Staff.
Who among them has the best chance of becoming Delta State's next governor?
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