By Sunday Apah
Hundreds of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday, November 29th, 2022, dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying APC is synonymous with the devil as the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly and State PDP Governorship Candidate, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, stormed Ovie Omo-Agege’s Ward for campaign.
Speaking on behalf of the decampees at Agbarha-Otor during the PDP Ward-to Ward campaign, Emmanuel Tobi, Matthew Omokpe, and Hon. Onos Emonena, stated that they decided to throw away the Broom because they have decided to vote for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for President and Vice-President respectively; Rt. Hon. Sherif Francis Orohwedor Oborevwori and Sir. Monday Onyeme for Governor and Deputy Governor respectively.
According to the decampees, “Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori is a God-fearing man who will not shortchange the people of the State. We no longer want to follow the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, a well-known serial saboteur who sees himself as a demigod. He hijacked the structure of the party at the detriment of the Minister of Labour (State), Festus Keyamo (SAN), Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei, Dr. Cairo Ojougbo, and many others, who are going to teach him a lesson he will never forget in 2023. We are articulately Sheriffied. The Broom is a symbol of Lucifer, Retrogression, and Poverty”.
They noted that DSP Ovie Omo-Agege voted against the use of BVAS for the 2023 elections as he knew he can never win an election in a free and fair contest.
They pointed out that Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori was destined to be a Governor at a time like this; “the people of Agbarha will vote massively for PDP because the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege has not brought any single project to Agbraha, instead he diverted everything meant for the Senatorial district to his community.
The Member Representing Ughelli 1 State Constituency, Hon. Oniyere said that there is no challenge to the election of the Delta State PDP Governorship Candidate, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, describing him as a God-fearing person who will not shortchange the people of the State.
Receiving the decampees, the Delta State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olorogun Kingsley Esiso, said they have chosen the right path and have chosen to follow the light and assured them of their inclusion in all activities of the party.
The Delta State PDP Governorship Candidate, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, while addressing the people of Ughelli North Ward 1, Agbarha, Ward 3, Orogun, and Ward 4, Emonu, assured the people that his M.O.R.E Agenda will bring meaningful development, opportunities for all, realistic reforms, and enhanced peace and security.
According to him, the M.O.R.E Agenda is his social contract with Deltans and he will keep to it and stand by it if elected Governor in 2023. “I appreciate the massive support, what we are seeing here is victory.
“You need someone like me that is broad-minded, Pan-Deltan and unifier who knows your pains to be the Governor of Delta State in 2023, not a greedy person fond of diverting all developmental projects to his village.
“I urge all of you to reach out to more people to collect their PVCs and vote for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for President and Vice-President respectively; I and Sir. Monday Onyeme for Governor and Deputy Governor respectively; Chief Ighoyota Amori for Senate, Delta Central District, House of Representatives candidate, Mr. Jimmy Idiovwa for Delta State House of Assembly, Ughelli North Constituency I; Hon. Onoriode Agofure for Delta State House of Assembly, Ughelli North Constituency II in 2023”, he said.