Olorogun O'tega Emerhor's Political Detractors And The Finger Of God.
The victory of President Mohammadu Buhari in the 2015 presidential elections is well deserved and good for a new social order and will enthrone good governance. However, it has also attracted political forces who are at the moment working extremely hard to pull down Olorogun O'tega Emerhor, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Delta State 2015 Gubernatorial candidate.
Reason is not far fetched. Some political actors want to reap where they did not sow. Emerhor spent huge financial resources to build APC in Delta State while these group of PROFESSIONAL PETITION WRITERS were either working directly or indirectly for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state and at national level.
O'tega Emerhor mobilized men and women as well as various political pressure groups across the state for the APC at a time the professional petition writers where either undecided which party to work for or busy campaigning for the PDP Presidential candidate, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and the state PDP flag bearer, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa now Governor of Delta State. (The parties are now before the Delta State Election Tribunal to question Okowa's emergence as the winner of the governorship election).
Emerhor worked round the clock for the party, campaigned in all the twenty five local government areas physically and through various political advertising materials such as billboards, posters, giant size banners, massive radio and television commercials. The petition writers did not print a single flyer, never brought their personal cash to pay for radio and television political advertisement for the APC. They were busy watching the political scene with keen interest, not investing their Treasure, Time and Talents (the essential three Ts for election victory). But Emerhor did to the envy of the opposition.
Emerhor was the only loud voice in Delta State speaking in favour of the presidential candidate now President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Buhari and the APC as a political entity. The professional petition writers were docile, cold and speechless. They kept mute and was watching the electoral process with one eye closed. They appear to share money whenever the need arises. But Emerhor's two eyes and brain was focused on the Party's activities, state and national politics.
These group of petition writers did not even believe that President Buhari will win the election. One of their legs were in and the out out, playing double game politics. They were engaged in primitive political gambling. "If Buhari wins we will go there and if Jonathan wins we will tell him that we voted for him" was their slogan. Their deception knows no bounds.
When Emerhor was engaged in a fierce electioneering battle with the candidates of the PDP and the Labour Party (LP), these professional petition writers were watching with one eye closed. They neither spoke a word nor contributed financial or materially towards the fight for the soul of Delta State. The folded their hands.
Elder Statesman, Chief Frank Ovie Kokori, Chief Ideh, Chief Tuesday Onoge, Prophet Jones Erue and a few others worked extensively with Emerhor at various levels, campaigned day and night across the state while these professional petition writers were watching with two hands folded to the back.
Eventually, President Buhari was declared winner of the 2015 presidential election. It was at this point these professional petition writers saw themselves as major stakeholders in the affairs of APC in Delta State. It was after Buhari won that petition started flying left, right and center calling for the Head of Emerhor. It was when Buhari won that these political detractors started calling Emerhor all kinds of names so as to discredit him before the party national leadership.
These petition writers flooded Abuja hotels as soon as President Buhari won the election, scheming to out-do Emerhor in Delta State APC. They are still scheming to ensure that Emerhor do not enjoy the fruit of his labour. But there is the FINGER OF GOD that will work things out for Emerhor, who is fondly called the NEW FACE OF DELTA POLITICS. He will scale through the hurdles of these professional political hustlers, fighting hard for federal appointments. They want to reap where they did not sow. Is it possible? Your answer is as good as mine.
To Emerhor, I say, HOLD THY PEACE, for the LORD they GOD shall surely fight thy BATTLE. You are APC Delta and APC Delta is you. You are the authentic reference point of APC Delta and that cannot and will never be taken away from you. Your supporters and political associates are ready, come sun and rain to protect your leadership of the APC in Delta State.
To the professional petitioners, I say, keep writing petition to APC Headquarters and to President Buhari. One thing is sure and that is you will not be able to PERFORM THE ENTERPRISE OF YOUR HANDS concerning Olorogun O'tega Emerhor (OON), for ONE with GOD is majority. Joy shall surely come to Emerhor very soon and God alone will take the Glory. I so submit.
OLOROGUN EMERHOR AT CAMPAIGN
BUHARI AND DELTA APC DELEGATION