2023: Okowa’s Aide Blasts PDP Members for Defecting to APC

Omon-Julius Onabu in Asaba

Senior Special Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Media,  Nelson Egware, has berated some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who belong to  Delta Unity Group (DUG),  for defecting to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, saying  the development  was an exercise in futility.

In a statement  yesterday in Asaba, Egware described the DUG members as a group of failed politicians and intolerant losers who had their time in privileged positions in the past but have apparently failed to justify the privileged positions by impacting meaningfully in the lives of the people.

Describing the decision of the defecting PDP members in the DUG as the last kicks of a dying horse, Egware observed that no one pulls down the house he helped to build.

He equally decried the resort to celebration of the defecting DUG members by the Deputy President of the Senate and Governorship Candidate of the APC, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, saying it was “dead in the water” because election day would terminate his gubernatorial ambition.

He said that Omo-Agege’s claim that the DUG members made things happen for the PDP in the past was fallacious and mendacious as the party was not built around individuals or any leader for that matter but firmly around the people.

Egware said: “I was waiting to see the new names Omo-Agege was calling a tsunami, but alas! the defectors were same disgruntled party members that already left the party due to personal reasons.

“Many of them were not pleased with the emergence of Hon Sheriff Oborevwori as governorship candidate of the party and derided him with all manner of unprintable names but they forgot the place of grace in the life of any man.

“Oborevwori’s choice as gubernatorial candidate is divine and no amount of gang-up will derail the M.O.R.E. Agenda from manifesting in the state because whom God has blessed, no man can curse.”

Egware noted that the dice were loaded against Omo-Agege in the gubernatorial contest, adding that no amount of gang-up and propaganda would give him victory over Oborevwori.

“I maintain that before 12noon on election day, the duo of Sheriff Oborevwori and Monday Onyeme would have defeated Omo-Agege in the gubernatorial contest.

“PDP stands strong and solid and the exit of one or two leaders is of no significance to the corporate existence of the party in the state because the party is solidly rooted in the people.

“The DUG members claimed to be the intellectual arm of the PDP and they have failed to see the handwriting on the wall because they were fighting a lost battle.

“They tried it in the party primary and lost, they went through the whole hog in legal battle up to the Supreme Court and lost, now some of them have decided to pitch tent with the opposition in the state but more defeat awaits them because their evil machinations against Oborevwori will not work.

“The PDP is firmly rooted in Delta because they have a foothold on the people as a party built around the people and not built around any leader(s). It is simply a grassroots party; so, the exit of certain leaders who call themselves the “intellectuals” would not have any significant effect on the outcome of the 2023 election in the state.

“What members of the DUG who claimed to be intellectuals have done could be likened to a ‘fool’s errand’ because the APC will never win in Delta and Oborevwori would defeat his opponents before 12noon on election day”, he stated.

However, Egware called on Deltans to turn out in their numbers for the January 24, 2023 PDP Presidential Campaign Rally holding in the state capital, to rally support for the PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State “in their bid to rescue, re-set and rebuild Nigeria from the ruins of the APC-led administration”.

Meanwhile, the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar yesterday  arrived Asaba via the Asaba International Airport for today’s campaign rally at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.

Dr Okowa, his running mate in company with the state PDP governorship candidate, Hon Sheriff Oborevwori as well as some ranking officers of the PDP and members of party’s presidential campaign council were on ground to formally welcome Abubakar to Delta State on a flight straight from Yenegoa, after a successful presidential campaign rally at the Bayelsa State capital.

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