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APC Can’t Win Elections in Delta, Party Chieftain Warns

By Paul Michael

As the 2023 general elections draw closer, a top member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta, Olorogun Jaro Egbo has described the party as a “worthless piece of paper that cannot win any election” in the state.

Egbo, who won the Ughelli North constituency (II) House of Assembly election under APC in 2019 but was removed by the court, further warned that it would be fruitless to run for the governorship or any other elective office in Delta State on the platform of the party.

He stated this in a statement titled, “Why I will no longer vie for the governorship ticket,” stressing that the APC as a political party has been destroyed and hijacked by anti-democratic forces.

The statement reads: “With the 2023 general elections in mind, I have had cause to embark on a prayer retreat in 2019 when i turned 50 years of age.

“My prayer request to the almighty God was to be Governor or the opportunity to play a key role in who will emerge as Governor of Delta State come 2023.

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“I was then looking forward to a robust campaign for the Governorship ticket of my Party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), a veritable platform which i toiled day and night in concert with other Progressives to make a platform of choice for Deltans seeking a paradigm shift in the governance of the State.

“We launched the campaign through my political platform Hivoltage Movement. *#APCTAKEOVADELTA* hashtag through grassroots campaign, provision of free school uniforms. free fuel and financial assistance to our petty traders and other forms of support to bring our people socio-economic succour.

“Our campaign and programmes endeared our party to the teeming populace who signed up for the ideals we upheld.

“All of these goodwill has been frittered away by the monstrous takeover of all party structures and machinery by an arch-Facist and anti-democratic fellow. “The APC in Delta State is now a one-man affair that brooks no alternative opinion. The party we all worked to build in Delta State has become a new APC, Alibaba Political Cabal which has now rendered the tickets of the original Delta APC as a worthless piece of paper that cannot win any election in Delta State.

“It is therefore my conclusion that it will amount to futile exercise to vie for the governorship or any elective position under the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State.

“I am therefore withdrawing my expression of interest to vie for the governorship or any elective position under the All Progressives Congress (APC).”

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