Uduaghan Boycotts PDP State Congress

By Julius Oweh – Asaba
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The crises in the Delta State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party deepen with the absence of Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, the former state governor at yesterday(10th May, 2016) state congress held in Asaba.

Also absent was the former deputy governor the state Prof Amos Utuama giving further speculation to their rumoured defection s to All Progressive Congress.

No official explanation was given for their absence as no government official or party official was ready to speak on the matter.

In the highly boycotted congress by big wigs o f the party, Barrister Kingsley Esiso, a protégée of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa was returned unopposed as the chairman of 27- member executive.

In his acceptance speech, the Delta State new PDP chairman advised people of Delta south and Delta central senatorial districts to forget about contesting elections in 2019 as the party was committed to the Okowa candidacy in the spirit of zoning and equity.

He also promised to return the party to the people as the era of one man or group of people dominating the party was gone for good.

The party boss pledged to run a fair, just and equitable administration that will carry all the members along, adding that it was with humility that he accepted the responsibility placed on his shoulders.

However, there was a major flaw in the conduct of the congress as the members of the PDP executive were not sworn in.

The governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa in brief remarks urged the party members not to lose hope as the future was bright for the party.

He charged all party members to continue to support the executive just as he paid glowing tribute to the former.