2015: Uduaghan Backs Down On Anioma Candidate, Adopts Edevbie For Governor

Source: pointblanknews.com

Following the refusal of all the 12 Governorship aspirants from Delta

North, otherwise known as Anioma to agree on a consensus candidate and

stop the campaign of calumny within their ranks, Governor Emmanuel

Uduaghan has now thrown his weight behind Mr. David Edevbie, an Urhobo

from Ugheli.
Edevbie was a Principal Secretary to late President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua.

He was also a Commissioner for Finance during Chief James Ibori's

Pointblanknews.com had exclusively reported that the Aniomas are at the

verge of losing the Governorship slot earlier zoned to them owing to

blackmail and character assassination that characterizes their campaigns.

Sir Anthony Obuh, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Hon. Victor Ochei were the

leading contenders for the Governorship slot from Anioma.

Up until Sunday night, the Governorship aspirants from Anioma were yet to

agree on a candidate. Some had continued to blackmail Governor Uduaghan.

Sensing danger, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stakeholders in the state

met and agreed to take the Governorship slot to Delta Central from where

Edevbie emerged as the consensus candidate.
Edevbie emergence has now knocked the political engine of the Aniomas as

they lack the political muscle to defeat an Urhobo candidate even if they

move to another political party.
The Urhobo Progressive Union (UPU) has already adopted Edevbie as the

consensus candidate and all other aspirants from the Delta South and Delta

Central zones were asked to step down for him.
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