Delta APC Youth leader, Ugbarugba, Ikwuobodo joins PDP, gets Okowa’s appointment
By Gabriel Elozino
The Delta State Youth Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Efe Ugbarugba and a political stalwart of the party in the Ndokwa nation, Hon. Austin Ikwuobodo have both formally joined the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
The duo have resigned their membership of the APC after failing to secure the Delta State House of Assembly tickets for their different constituencies in a primary election they described as undemocratic.
Ugbarugba had via a resignation letter dated 10th June, 2022, dropped his position as State Youth leader of the APC but did not join any political party at that time, until recently when he was appointed as Executive Assistant (EA) to the Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa. The Trumpet Gathered
On his part, Hon. Austin Ikwuobodo said his decision to leave the APC to join the PDP was influenced not just because he lost the primary election in an undemocratic manner but due to the fact that the state’s PDP and the governor have demonstrated great love for the Ndokwa people by selecting one of its own, Monday Oyeme as Deputy Governorship candidate of the party.
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Ikwuobodo, who paid a courtesy call to Governor Okowa in his office in Asaba, said the choice of Sir Monday Oyeme as deputy governorship candidate was history making as it was the first time an Ndokwa indigene, under PDP, would be selected for the position. He assured the governor of the massive support of the Ndokwa people and promised that the Ndokwa nation will vote for PDP across board in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
He also attributed the selection of Governor Okowa as PDP’s Vice Presidential candidate to the party’s value for competence, capacity and all round equity, adding that the Governor’s choice was a round peg in a round hole.
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