I'M NOT AGAINST ORUBEBE'S APPOINTMENT - NWAOBOSHI
Asaba-DELTA State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Peter Nwaoboshi, has denied news reports that he made attempt to scuttle the nomination of Elder Godsday Orubebe as a ministerial nominee.
Meanwhile, Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has also denied being forced by the Presidency to forward anybody's name, insisting that he takes full responsibility for the 10 names submitted from the state.
Speaking with Vanguard in Asaba, yesterday, Nwaoboshi condemned the claim by a group known as The Concerned Elders League of Delta State, which said that he (Nwaoboshi) fell out with Uduaghan because Orubebe's name was included.
He said, 'I am not against Orubebe's nomination, I never kicked against Orubebe's nomination. In fact, I support it. For the group to be referring to me as anti-Orubebe is very untrue and not in good faith.'
Also reacting, the governor who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sunny Ogefere, said, 'the governor takes full responsibility for the 10 names nominated from the state and wished to state that there was no pressure from any person or quarters, including the Presidency in the nomination made.'