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Ejogharado, Abijor Dump PDP For APC In Oghara

Posted: Jun 3, 2016 at 8:47 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


John, Dugbe

Ughelli – There was palpable tension in Oghara, the hometown of former Delta State governor, Chief James Ibori, yesterday, over the decamping of some of the aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The aggrieved members, who were die-hard supporters of the PDP, said they were leaving PDP because they were no longer comfortable with the ways and manners the party was being run, stressing that they had to quit.

One of the defectors, Princewill Ejogharado, a former Chairman of the party and Chairman, Delta State House of Assembly Civil Service Commission, said that PDP had neglected some of its stakeholders, who know the antecedents of the party, adding that they have held their first inaugural meeting with the APC.

Ejogharado stated further that the leadership of PDP in the local government, especially in Oghara is bent on imposing candidates and decisions on the people, stressing that all the appointments made so far by Okowa administration revolve round a particular family, while lamenting how Oghara has been neglected at the State Executives Council and that of the party at the state level.

The duo of Chief Hope Abijor and Ejogharado stated that since the leadership of the party is for a particular people in the local government, they have to take their destiny in their hands, while assuring that they would match PDP in all areas in the forthcoming elections.

They noted that they believed in ideology of competition, assuring that they would not be part of the polity where the future of the people would be mortgaged in the altar of loyalty.

Political observers in the area have commended the moves, since it will make the system of elections in the area competitive, calling on them to tread with caution devoid of politics of calumny.

Those that dumped PDP for APC includes:  Former member Delta State Waste Management Board, Chief Hope Abijor, Princewill Ejogharado, former Chairman, Delta State House of Assembly Civil Service Commission, Chief Vincent Atumah, former vice Chairman, Ethiope West Local Government, Chief Ajari, among others.