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Orubebe joins Delta governorship race

Source: pointblanknews.com

The past Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Godsday Orubebe, has

declared his intention to contest for the Delta State governorship in the

2015 general elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Orubebe made the declaration in

Asaba on Saturday during a civic reception in his honour by the Delta

People's Forum.
He said that he resigned as a minister in order to return to his home

state to serve the people better.
Orubebe said he had decided to heed the call of the DPF to return to Delta

and work for the good of the people.
He said, “As I was driving round the streets of Asaba, I saw some posters

with different inscriptions, including the one welcoming me as the next

governor of the state.
“I want to let you know that as your humble servant, I will be there for

you, come 2015.”
Orubebe said that he was in support of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan's

administration and would work with it to move the state forward.

He paid tribute to President Goodluck Jonathan and the late President

Umaru Yar'Adua for appointing him at different times as minister.

Orubebe called on Jonathan to run for a second term in office, saying that

he had achieved a lot for the country and deserved to seek re-election in

2015.
“On behalf of DPF, I ask Nigerians to give Jonathan a chance to serve the

country for another four years,” he said.