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Onuesoke Faults  Emerhor’s Comment On S’South, S’East Voting Pattern

Posted: May 26, 2015 at 1:20 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By John Dugbe –  Ughelli

 

A Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has condemned the state All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the last elections, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, for faulting Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s statement over the voting pattern in the South-South and South-East zones.

It would be recalled that Emerhor had disagreed with  Uduaghan’s position that the people of South-South and South-East voted 90 per cent for the PDP, while the other zones voted for the APC.

Emerhor  ascribed PDP electoral successes in those two region to “systematic rigging”.

But reacting to Emerhor’s allegation while speaking to newsmen at the Osubi Airport, Warri, Onuesoke argued that Uduaghan’s analysis cannot be faulted because the PDP has more greater strength in Delta State like other states in the South-South and South-East geographical zones while evidence abound that APC does not have structures and cannot be expected to win election in these areas.

According to him, APC won elections in the South-West and Northern parts of the country because the party had structure in those areas, adding that the issue of having rigged election as claimed by Emerhor should not come in.

Onuesoke said Emerhor’s argument that PDP rigged election in the South-South and South East was a fallacy as the reverse is the case for APC in South-West and Northern parst of the country, adding that what Uduaghan had said about the voting pattern in the last general elections was the true situation of things.

“I wonder why Emerhor is castigating Uduaghan on this issue.

“It is a fact that the voting trend in the last general elections saw PDP winning South-South and South-East zones, while APC won both the North and South-West zones as explained by Uduaghan.

“This pattern of voting is shown in both Presidential, governorship and National Assembly elections,” Onuesoke added.