Election: More Trouble for Okowa as Ibori’s Men Dump PDP’s Oborevwori Endorse APC's Omo-Agege

Election: More Trouble for Okowa as Ibori’s Men Dump PDP’s Oborevwori Endorse APC's Omo-Agege

  • After losing out in the 2023 presidential election, the fate of the Delta state chapter of the PDP in the forthcoming election is threatened
  • This is as Deputy Senate President and APC gubernatorial candidate in Delta state, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has received the full backing of the bigwigs of the PDP ahead of the March 11 poll
  • The move is said to affect not only Governor Ifeanyi Okowa but the PDP candidate, Sheriff Oborevwori, whom the party faithful dumped barely five days before the poll

Some bigwigs of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) under the aegis of Delta Unity Group (DUG) have done what many might tag as the unthinkable.

Ahead of the Saturday, March 11 election, the DUG has endorsed the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Ovie Omo-Agege.

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PDP group dumps Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori for APC's Omo-Agege, ahead of March 11 election. Photo credit: Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori
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Why bigwigs dumped Okowa, PDP's candidate to back Omo-Agege

The aggrieved PDP leaders and stakeholders said they had extracted a commitment from Omo-Agege to integrate the modernisation plan of the group into his EDGE agenda if elected, a report by THE SUN newspaper confirmed.

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In a statement by the group’s Board of Trustees chairman, Prof Patrick Muoboghare, and co-conveners, Chiedu Ebie and Itiako Ikpokpo, DUG lamented that the leadership of the PDP rebuffed them after their principal, David Edevbie lost out in the governorship primary.

They alleged that the APC candidate was more accommodating, a Vanguard report added.

Protest Rocks INEC Office as Atiku, PDP Take Grievances to Commission's Headquarters

Meanwhile, Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led other party bigwigs to stage protests at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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The leaders of the PDP arrived at the Legacy House, the party's headquarters, at about 11 am on Monday, March 6, while they were joined by other party faithful.

At about 11:10 am, the protest march started with the PDP national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu and other national working committee members of the PDP.

Fresh fact emerges on Fayose's membership in PDP, as ex-Ekiti governor speaks again

In another development, Ayodele Fayose, the former governor of Ekiti state, has denied the report that he resigned his membership from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In a statement he signed, the 2-term governor of Ekiti state disclosed that he remains a bonafide member of the largest opposition party, the PDP.

The PDP chieftain added that there are procedures that one must follow if one resigns from a party, and he will follow such guidelines if the need arises for him to leave the PDP.

Source: Legit.ng

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