The Immediate Past Governor of Delta State and 2019 Delta South All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial hopeful, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has stated that he crossed over to the party from the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) “to liberate and unite our people who have been deeply polarised by the leadership of the PDP. I have come for APC to take over and I am leading the Take Over Squad.”
He once again warned that Delta State must not be in the opposition camp after the 2019 general elections.
Dr. Uduaghan, issued this warning in Olomoro, Isoko, where he paid a condolence visit to Chief Lucy Esigie, a chieftain of the APC in the company of the party’s state Chairman, Prophet Jones Erue; House of Representatives hopeful, Mr. Joel Onowhakpo Thomas and other chieftains of the party. The deceased, Mrs Alice Ogri, was a sister to Chief Lucy Esigie, the leader of APC in Isoko South.
Teeming supporters of the APC gate-crashed the venue on hearing that the former governor and new party chieftain was on their soil. It was his first public appearance since defecting to the ruling party.
The Delta South senatorial hopeful, humbled by the eagerness of the growing crowd to hear from him, decided to address them. Dr. Uduaghan told the crowd that people from the opposition have not gotten over the shock that hit them since his defection.
In a statement signed by his Media Assistant, Monoyo Edon, Dr. Uduaghan was quoted as saying, “they have been trying to deconstruct the meaning of ‘John the Baptist’ that I used in my defection statement. They are breaking their heads over it and wondering who and who will Uduaghan take to the APC.
“Well, my new role as ‘John the Baptist’ would be to mobilise virtually every PDP member, not just in Delta State but also in the Niger Delta to the progessives’ fold. There are some people that we will not allow to cross over. They know themselves.”
Dr. Uduaghan queried if the dividends of governance is reflective of the wealth Delta State produces since playing opposition three years after he left government, the people chorused a thunderous ‘No!’. He revealed that all the things he left for the people to enjoy have been bulldozed by the leadership of the state on a vindictive mission to wipe off his legacies from the State but just like the biblical Moses, he has pitched tent with the ruling party to liberate Delta state from the jaws of the PDP.
“Moses grew up in the palace where everything was comfortable for him but the Lord told him that his people were suffering. He charged Moses to leave the palace so as to liberate them. I have answered the call to return to active politics to liberate and unite our people who have been deeply polarised by the leadership of the PDP. I have come for APC to take over and I am leading the Take Over Squad.”
He concluded by charging the Delta state APC leadership present at the occasion, the people of Isoko and the entire state to get ready because the battle would not be an easy one but victory is sure for the party if everyone plays their parts well. He specifically warned the youths present to stop fighting for crumbs that the PDP will throw at them. He assured that if they are hard working and purposeful, he would show them the real places to be empowered for life.
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