Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said that a candidate destined by God will succeed him in 2023.
Okowa said he will not be imposing his personal mandate on Deltans, saying God will provide the state with a worthy successor.
The former lawmaker also called on Deltans to pray for only a candidate ordained by God to take over the affairs of the state.
He stated this while attending the 70th birth anniversary thanksgiving service of Chief Oritsetimeyin Adams, on Sunday.
He said, “I thank the Church and our leaders for their consistent prayers for our dear state because it is not about us, men, but about what God wants.
“So, pray that whoever God wants will be governor, and may that person He wants emerge as governor for the good of Deltans.
“May God’s will be done in Delta State and may it be well with us in Nigeria.”
Governor Okowa also congratulated Chief Adams for attaining the Biblical three scores and 10, saying;
“God is the source of life and, therefore, we must return all thanks to Him and that is what you have done today.
“I knew Chief Adams way back in 1991 when we were Council chairmen together; he was in the NRC and I was in the SDP and we became friends since then.
“I thank God that today also he continued to remember the things that God had enabled him to do” he added.