2011: PDP Delta North Rallies For Uduaghan, Pledges Full Support

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ASABA, June 27, (THEWILL) - Delta North Senatorial District of Delta State held a rally over the weekend at Ogwashi-Uku, Aniocha South local government area in support of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s re-election bid in 2011.

The rally which lasted about six hours also had in attendance, Deputy Governor, Prof. Amos Utuama; Secretary to the State Government and Chairman, Uduaghan Campaign Organisation, Dr. Ifeanyi Author Okowa; Chairman, Delta North Elders’ Council, Professor Benedict Ijioma; Commissioner of Women Affairs, Queen Mother Victoria Ikenchukwu; Commissioner of Culture and Tourism, Mr. Richard Mofe Damijo; Commissioner of Power and Energy, Comrade Ovuozorie Macaulay; Chairman, Delta Line Board, Chief Tom Amioku, and state Legislators among others. 

Curiously absent from the rally was, Peoples Democratic Party Chairman in the state, Chief Peter Nwaoboshi. No reason was given for his noticeable absence.

Deputy Governor, Prof. Amos Utuama, (SAN) in his address at the rally enjoined Nigerians, especially people of the state to ensure the sustenance of the nation’s democracy and called for the wide spread of the ‘one man, one vote campaign to all the nooks and crannies of the state.

"The road to development is good leadership. And the road to good leadership is ensuring one man one vote, one woman one vote" averring that the era of ballot snatching or ballot stuffing was over.

Prof. Utuama however called upon the people of the state to as a matter of importance support the incumbent governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and himself as his deputy for a second term.

"For those who want Delta State to develop, this is the time to support the only government that you know now," stressing that the best of the Uduaghan government was yet to come. "Give us the support in 2011 and you will see development in Delta State."

Chairman, Uduaghan Campaign Organization and Secretary to the State government (SSG) Dr. Ifeanyi Author Okowa had said that since inception the Uduaghan government has performed beyond reasonable doubt and urged the people of Delta North to give their utmost support to the incumbent governor come in 2011.

According the Dr. Okowa, continuity is what the state needs now if more development must come at all.

Also speaking, Professor Benedict Ijioma who is the Chairman of the Delta North Elders’ Council stated that the people of Delta North have since taken their destiny into their own hands by giving full support to the Uduaghan’s government in the 2011 elections.

"In 2015, would be the turn of Delta North to take over government house. There is no vacancy in Delta State government House. So, any Delta Northerner who sells out to become a Deputy Governor to any person in the 2011 election will find it hot.  Delta North will support the vision of Uduaghan to be returned as governor in 2011. We will not allow any of our children to be used to destabilize this accord we have with Delta Central. Any one they call to be Deputy Governor, let him not accept."

Speaking also, Commissioner of Power and Energy, Comrade Ovuozorie Macaulay, noted that there was never a time a deal was struck between any one in Delta South Senatorial District that after Uduaghan’s tenure for four years another ethnic group will take over.

The Commissioner while articulating some of the achievement of the incumbent government, poured encomiums on Governor Uduaghan for all his giant strides as well as not disappointing the electorates who voted him into power in 2007.

In an interview with Newsmen, the former Majority leader of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Ossai Nicholas Ossai noted that Governor Uduaghan has no match as such the people of Delta North are solidly behind the governor come 2011.

Mr. Ossai disclosed that Delta North has met and decided to give their total support TO the 2011 governorship ambition of the incumbent governor without any iota of regret in their decision so far.

As at the time of going to press calls and text messages sent to Peter Nwaoboshi’s cell phone asking why he shunned the rally were ignored.