Reject Delta APC, PDP Guber Candidates, LP Tells Voters

· Asks electorate to vote of LP’s governorship candidate

Idowu Sylvester in Warri

The Labour Party (LP), Delta State, has asked the state’s registered voters to reject the governorship candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC), Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori in the forthcoming elections.

Rather than voting for the APC and PDP candidates, the party called on the state’s registered voters to support its governorship candidate, Deacon Ken Pela and his running mate, Prof. Julie Nwabogo-Umukoro in the next elections.

This was contained in a statement a chieftain of Delta LP, Chief Delly Ajufo issued on Saturday, urging the state’s registered voters to turn out in large numbers and reject PDP and APC at the poll.

Unlike before, Ajufo observed that Delta APC “is gradually taking on the colouration of PDP with the loyalists of former Delta State Governor, Chief James Ibori now leaving the main opposition party in droves and finding a new home in APC.”

Ajufo described the alliance as a gathering of vultures aimed at consuming the soul of Delta State, pointing out that Ibori suffered under the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

With his support for Omo-Agege, LP’s leader said Ibori “now has a chance to reclaim his godfather or grand commander position over his estranged godson.”

He said Deltans needed “to be wary of Omo-Agege’s governorship aspiration and see it as a backdoor for Ibori to re-take control of the management of the state’s resources in a manner likely to be worse than the 1999 – 2007 era when he was governor.”

He warned that the people Delta State could not have forgotten how Ibori raped the fortunes of the state in his eight-year administration by corruptly enriching himself and his cronies that earned him a UK prison sentence.

He therefore described the APC as PDP II trying to upstage Okowa’s PDP from power, saying Deltans should reward both political parties with electoral defeat since they had run the country badly.

He argued that none of them deserved to occupy the seat of power in Asaba come May 29. The gathering of Ibori’s political family under APC is dark and ominous for the state.

He urged the electorate to reject both PDP and APC at the forthcoming elections and vote for the governorship candidate of LP as the only political breath of fresh air that Delta people need now.

He said: “We must sever our links with the people from both parties that have collectively ruined the fortunes of this oil-rich state by running it aground since 1999.

“Ibori is trying to reclaim his faded godfather position, using APC as his new launching pad. This was tantamount to vultures gathering to feast on the carcass of a dying animal, a situation that Deltans should not wait to see.

“This is a gathering of vultures. It will not augur well for our beloved Delta State. Ibori wants to use the APC backdoor to reclaim his faded godfather status since all his allies are dumping PDP in droves and moving over to APC.

“The signs are not good for Deltans who have been pauperised for so many years in spite of the huge oil wealth that comes to the state monthly. I urge Deltans to see through the evil that is about to befall them if they elect Omo-Agege.

“Of course, PDP is dead, going by the February 25 election. There is no need to bother about it. Deltans will bury whatever remains of it in the guber an election. The nightmare we must all now resist is APC taking over.

“Omo-Agege was the Secretary to the State Government and Commissioner under Ibori’s eight-year reign of wasted resources in Delta from 1999 – 2007.

“A vote for Omo-Agege is a vote for the return of Ibori into Delta’s mainstream, with his baggage of corruption and mismanagement of state resources.”

He urged the state’s registered voters to do for the Labour Party what they did on February 25 when they massively voted for the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi.

LP’s chieftain noted that they should do the same for the party’s governorship candidate and all candidates contesting the House of Assembly election.

He called on all women “to look the way of LP’s candidate for the governorship election. We also call on women to rally their own fellow woman, Nwabogo-Umukoro to represent and champ

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