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The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday said it would spare no resources in its quest to displace the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State come 2019.
Making the vow in Ozoro, Isoko South Local Government area of the state, a chieftain of the APC and chairman of the Consolidated Dynamic APC (CDA), Peter Akarogbe, said his party would free the people of the state from the political enslavement PDP had subjected them to for the past 18 years.
He said the pressure group, which is made up of both pioneer legacy party members of the Democratic Peopleâ€™s Party (DPP), Light of Labour (LOL), Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party and others, was set up to â€œcreate awareness of the APC in the consciousness of the citizens of the state.â€
While inaugurating the various coordinators of the CDA, Akarogbe tasked them not to engage in any anti party activities that will bring disrepute and unhealthy rivalry between members o
f the party.
â€œWe assure the State Working Committee (SWC) of our constant cooperation on how to move our great party in Delta State forward and to support the various candidates of the party at all levels in order to ensure electoral victories â€“ especially in Delta State where its citizens are yearning for the alternative leadership that our great party alone can provide,â€ Akarogbe said.
On the Delta State local government election that will soon take place this year, Akarogbe said the party is doing all it can to make sure that they give the ruling party â€œa run for their money.â€
The Delta APC chairman, Prophet Jones Erueh, who was represented by his Deputy, Chief Cyril Eboh, had said that the party was giving its support to the pressure group because it knows that the CDA coordinators across the 25 local government areas in the state would work assiduously to ensure that the party takes over the reigns of power from the PDP.
Also, Barrister Dennis Nwanokwai, Secretary of CDA, promised the party that the political pressure group would go into all the nook and cranny of the state and make sure that they sanitise Deltans on the need for the them to join the alternative party, APC.
On her part, Mrs. Veronica Ogbuagu, APC chieftain and former Delta State Commissioner for Education in her remark, advised the CDA coordinators to be servant leaders that would lead APC to victory in 2019.
She also charged the CDA coordinators not to tow the part of some APC leaders who have in the past been involved in money politics and deceit, adding that this attitude was what brought the party to its knees in the state.