mmediate past Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has endorsed the vice president ambition of his successor, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and also the governorship aspiration of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Uduaghan on Saturday hosted leaders and candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta South Senatorial District when he harped on the need to deliver five over five for the PDP.
This is in departure to insinuations making the round that both Uduaghan and James Ibori, also a former governor of the state were not on the same page politically with Okowa.
“We must all come together and deliver our candidate. I am saying this with all seriousness and from the button of my heart. I am old enough in the politics of Delta State to assess people so I know those who are sincere and those who are not sincere.
“It will benefit us more to deliver our candidate than deliver a candidate of another party. I am saying this from experience and that’s what will happened. If you deliver a new candidate he will satisfy his people first before you,” Uduaghan said.
TNG reports the meeting which was convened at Uduaghan’s instance, was his first public appearance in a political engagement after the governorship and presidential primaries of the party.
“This is a major reconciliatory gathering to unite our party ahead of the general elections. PDP built us. We will do whatever we can do to give back to the party. I appeal to everyone to thread carefully because power belongs to God. We may have issues in our party but that doesn’t mean we should kill ourselves,” Uduaghan said.
The Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan Hall, off Ogunu Road, was packed full of party leaders and faithful who were very eager to hear from their leader and two-term Governor of Delta State on the direction to go ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Commenting on the chances of the PDP winning the general elections, the elder statesman said it was only God that made Okowa emerge as the vice presidential candidate of the party.
He used the opportunity to declare support for the Atiku/Okowa and Sheriff/Onyeme tickets as well as those of the Senatorial, House of Representatives and House of Assembly of the PDP and urged everyone to do the same.
“We must thank God that we have someone from our state as the VP candidate of our dear party. We have no option but to support him and Atiku to succeed. We must queue behind him and deliver our party at all levels,” he said.
Continuing, the Delta South Leader said, “I believe that we will benefit more if we deliver our own candidates than to deliver those of other parties. I want to appeal that we should put our differences aside and put up what can give us victory at the polls come 2023.”