Orubebe joins Delta governorship race
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
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
“On behalf of DPF, I ask Nigerians to give Jonathan a chance to serve the
country for another four years,” he said.