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Delta 2023: Delta North traditional rulers commend PDP, APC on Urhobo candidates

By Gabriel Elozino, Asaba

The Delta North Traditional Rulers Forum has commended the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and the All Progressives Congress(APC) for picking Urhobos as their governorship candidates, describing the move as being in line with the principles of equity, justice and fair play.

Recall that the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, an Urhobo from Okpe Local Government Area of the state, on the 25th of May, 2022, emerged the PDP governorship flag bearer, while the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, from Ughelli North, picked the APC ticket a day later.

Briefing newsmen after an emergency meeting of the forum held at the palace of its Chairman and the Asagba of Asaba, Obi (Prof) Chike Edozien, Wednesday, its Vice Chairman and the Obi of Abavo, HRM Uche Irenuma, said the choice of the two major political parties was in direction of what Delta Traditional Rulers have been preaching. He noted that it was the principle of moving the State Governorship around the three senatorial districts that has brought about the existing unity in the state.

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The monarch, who was flanked by other traditional rulers, thanked the political class for allowing the Delta Central Senatorial District to produce the governorship candidates of the major political parties.

According to him, the choice of all the candidates coming from Delta Central for the 2023 governorship would help to entrench zoning of the seat on the basis of the Senatorial District.

He congratulated the gubernatorial candidates of PDP and APC, Rt. Hon Sheriff Oborevwori and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, respectively for their emergence as flag bearers of their parties. He urged other political parties who were yet to do their governorship primaries to also pick their gubernatorial candidates from Delta Central.

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