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APC suffers setback in Delta, hundreds defect to PDP, as Okowa’s E A Empowers supporters

By Gabriel Elozino

The All Progressive Congress, APC, Agbarha-Otor chapter, in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State, has suffered a setback ahead of the 2023 general elections as hundreds of its party faithful have defected to Peopless’ Democratic Party (PDP).

This is as Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s Executive Assistant on Project Monitoring, Christabel Obiuvwebi-Omonigho gave out cash and other items to empower party supporters.

Speaking during the event which was held at Oghara-Agbarha, her country home, Christabel said, the items distributed were part of her own way to encourage loyal party faithful and new members who have come to join the party.

She said, “We are here to celebrate PDP as one family and receive over a hundred decampees, mainly men, women and youths from Oghara, Agbarha-Otor and Ughelli to the PDP family.

“We need to spread the love around that PDP is one family and we all loved one another, I am not contesting but as an Executive Assistant to the governor on Project monitoring, from my salary and business, we were able to tax ourselves to provide this for our people and this is just the first stage, as we gave cash donation of over a million naira of N20,000 each to 52 persons.

“We gave over 200 wrappers to about 170 persons with financial empowerment cash as part of love for them to know we have them at heart and we are very accessible at all times. When you vote for PDP, the dividends of democracy are sure.”

The decampees led by one Happy Idiero were received by Chief Ighoyota Amori, Evang Michael Diden also known as Ejele, Delta South Senatorial candidate, Chief Godwin Adode, executive chairman of Ughelli North Delta State PDP Youth leader, Victor Egbo and Chief Terry Noah.

Amori while receiving the decampees said the PDP remain the last hope of every person in Delta state, adding that no one should be deceived that there is going to be a party that will take over the government of Delta state.

He said, “It will never happen and it cannot happen, PDP has been in power since 1999 and 2023 will not be different.”

Amori who was flanked by Hon Godwin Adode, Egbo Jaro, and the state PDP Youth leader, Hon Victor Egbo also noted that “The APC that took over, helped us by their performance, you do not need anybody to tell you the situation of things, the people are now begging the PDP because have seen the negative changed. This has helped our campaign very well.

“PDP is far ahead of APC in all department of governance, they have failed everybody that has left PDP for APC are willingly coming back and those of you that have come back will be treated equally.”

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Also speaking, Evang Michael Diden, described the convener of the event, Christabel Obiuwevbi-Omonigho as hope for the people and the PDP.

“She is a student of Amori just like myself and it is our duty to vote for Amori, Sheriff and deliver the PDP nationwide at the 2023 general election.

On why they left APC for PDP, Mr Idiero a former financial secretary of APC said, “We have been seeing the infrastructural development of the PDP in our community, they gave us roads and market and we saw that to be beneficial to us.

“We have never gotten any recognition from the other party, no development, empowerment and nothing is working, and we have to join the party that has given our community recognition and empowerment.”

The local government chairman of Ughelli who commended the Executive Assistant to Governor Okowa on Project Monitoring held that with this display, it shows that our party has no rival in 2023.

“I want to commend her for the courage and commitment to the party and I am calling on others to emulate her in doing same through empowerment.”

Dignitaries at the event includes, Sen Ighoyota Amori, Evang Michael Diden Ejele, Hon Godwin Adode, Adjogbe Fidelis, Egbo Jaro, Hon Victor Egbo, Amb Emmanuel Kporharo and amongst others.

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