- The PDP has criticised Emmanuel Uduaghan for allegedly insulting Governor Okowa
- Uduaghan allegedly said he left the PDP because Governor Okowa does not listen to advice
- The party described the alleged statement by Uduaghan as unfortunate and a huge disappointment
- According to the PDP, the union between Uduaghan and APC governorship candidate is a dangerous one
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lambasted the former governor of Delta state, Emmanuel Uduaghan, for allegedly insulting Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, during the state governorship campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Uduaghan, while campaigning for the APC candidate, Chief Great Ogboru, allegedly said he left the PDP because Governor Okowa does not listen to advice.
Uduaghan has however denied making that statement during the rally but that did not stop the opposition party from attacking him.
He said: “To Ifeanyi Osuoza, PRO of Delta State PDP, please note, that the above statement did not come from me. In your usual style since I moved into APC, you have used it to pour venoms on me.
“I appointed you a commissioner in my administration. I will, therefore, not go down that piggery route with you. Please, get the tape of what I said, which is not new. That’s what good PROs do.
“I am focused on issues concerning my aspiration to represent Delta South. I expect you to focus on those issues in trying to stop me from getting the ticket. I will not be distracted by people like you.”
However, PDP in a statement by its publicity secretary, Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza, said the union between Uduaghan and Ogboru is a dangerous one.
Osuoza said: “The statement is unfortunate and a huge disappointment, especially coming from such a source, who ought to exhibit a more responsible level of verbal decency and decorum, irrespective of his new political affiliations.
"We are quite amused at the farcical romance between Uduaghan and Ogboru and the comical show of working together that they are always entertaining Deltans with.
“Watching Ogboru stand beside Dr. Uduaghan in a poorly-attended rally and making a statement like ‘the days of sharing council money is over. If I emerge governor, council monies shall be given directly for the development of the councils. We always won the elections but were cheated. Our time has come,’ reveals the great deceit of this dangerous collaboration to Deltans."
The party said Uduaghan's statement that Okowa does not listen to good counsel, may be interpreted as a sad reflection of what certain political ambitions can lead to.
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Recall that Uduaghan had announced his defection from PDP to APC in a statement entitled ‘Moving On To The Bigger Playing Field’, in August 2018.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the former Delta state governor, on Friday, October 5, said that the crises rocking the ruling APC, including irregularities in primary elections, showed that it has become a strong and formidable party.
He spoke with State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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