elta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has asked scheming politicians not to come to him with advice on who is best to succeed him as Governor of the State come 2023.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Governor Okowa rather asked such politicians having their choice candidates to go to God in prayers and allow His will only to be done.
Okowa, who made this known while speaking during a family thanksgiving on Tuesday, stressed that the person who will succeed him as the Governor of the State come 2023 will not be by his power but by the power of God.
While asking Deltans to pray for him for the will of God to be done, Okowa said God was yet to give him a revelation of who will succeed him.
While acknowledging his human weakness, the Governor expressed confidence that the God he serves will cause His revelation to come to him and that the person who will succeed him is someone who should keep the fire of the Government House Chapel in Asaba burning.
Okowa said: “This is a year of politics and as politicians we cannot avoid it. I want to crave that each and every one of us should continue to pray for ourselves, and especially pray for me and my family. It’s a trying time. Pray with me. Pray for us. Pray about the State.
“It is not to come to tell me “Dr Okowa this is the best, this one will not be the best to take over your post”. But pray that God will cause His will to be revealed to me. That is the greatest justice that you can do to the State
“It is important that we realise that in every situation, we are men, we are flesh, including me, and we ought to obey the Lord our God. So pray for me that God will reveal to me and that I will have the will to obey God rather than obey man.
“I know that the God I serve will cause His revelation to come to me. When I tell people that I am praying, it is truly and genuinely the truth because people think it’s all politics. It’s not all politics.
“The person who will succeed me by the special grace of God will not be by my power but by the power of God.
TNG reports the family thanksgiving was held at the Government House Chapel in Asaba.