Delta 2015: Ex-Delta Speaker, Ochei May Team Up With Ogboru In Labour Party
If the speculation filtering to our newsroom is anything to go by, there is the likelihood that Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly Hon Victor Ochei who report alleged he resigned his position recently maybe teaming up with Chief Great Ovadje Ogboru in Labour Party (LP) to struggle out the governorship ticket of the state in other to succeed Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan.
The opportunity has given the duo the chance to swing into massive consultation across the state and in Abuja ahead of the election.
There are speculations already that Ochei is working with DPP's henchman, Chief Great Ogboru, to run for the governorship on the platform of the Labour Party.
The two political heavyweights – Ochei and Ogboru, resigned and decamped unceremoniously two days ago and last month respectively.
A close source to the Speaker said: “The Speakership position has tied him down for so long.
“As a result of the enormous duties attached to the office, he could not reach out as it should be.
“But now that he has dropped the job, he can now go into a full-blown campaign.”
The actions of Ochei and Ogboru have continued to generate uneasy calm across the political divide of the oil rich state, as people are wondering the scenario that will play out.
While Ogboru has become the godfather of opposition politics in the state, Ochei, pundits said in Asaba, “may soon wear the toga should the ruling Peoples Democratic Party refuse him its ticket.”
Although, Ochei did not mention the 2015 governorship race in his resignation letter, he wants to pave the way for a new leadership to emerge in the House.
It was however gathered that the resignation would afford him the opportunity to be one of those that would fly out of the PDP if the party's primary election is unfavourable as it happened with Chief Peter Okocha, who joined the defunct Action Congress after he allegedly spent millions to no avail to secure the PDP ticket in 2007.
Registered political parties in the state have since left their doors open for aggrieved aspirants in the PDP to enter.