- A former governor of Delta, Emmanuel Uduaghan is set to return to the PDP
- Sources from the state's government revealed that the Uduaghan has met with some PDP power brokers in the state to settle all pending issue that caused his earlier defection to the APC
- Among stakeholders in Uduaghan's plan return to the PDP are Chief James Onanefe Ibori and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa
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Reliable reports indicate that a former governor of Delta, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has finalised moves to return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Uduaghan left the PDP for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in August 2018, having served as a governor in the state from 2007 to 2015.
Sources from the Delta state government disclosed that the former governor's resolve to come back to the PDP is the fruit of many months of consultations with his predecessor Chief James Onanefe Ibori, his successor and incumbent, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and a lot of bigwigs in the party.
The sources further revealed that Uduaghan has been seen on many occasions meeting with Governor Okowa and other PDP stalwarts in Delta.
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It was also made known that Uduaghan is ready to return to the PDP because that influenced his defection to the APC have been amicably resolved.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Uduaghan had denied claims by the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godwill Akpabio, linking him to contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
In a statement by his media aide, Monoyo Edon, Uduaghan described Akpabio's allegations as mere lies, insisting that he did not at any time get any contract from the NDDC.
The former Delta governor called on Nigerians to disregard the claims by the minister, The Cable reports.
Part of the statement read: “We want to state very clearly that the said accusation is false. Dr. Uduaghan has never approached the NDDC for any contract whatsoever. It is even more ridiculous that the said contract is a road inside Port Harcourt town."
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