Senator representing Delta South Senatorial District in the Senate, Senator James Manager, has said that
he is greatly disturbed by recent happenings in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, adding that “the party is drowning and dying gradually.”
The senator who said this in a statement on Saturday, added that he would have “initiated certain preliminary actions pro bono but because he is directly involved as a contender, he is constrained.”
Recall that the courts had disqualified the candidacy of Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori and declared Olorogun David Edevbie the authentic candidate of the PDP. The Trumpet Gathered
Oborevwori is said to have appealed the judgment, a development that may end up stopping PDP from presenting a candidate for the guber contest in the state, come 2023.
This obvious legal war has resulted to a division that has torn the party apart with members standing in solidarity with either Oborevwori who is the anointed candidate of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa or Edevbie backed by former Governor James Ibori.
Manager added: “I want to be extremely careful and cautious with suggestions and interventions.”
He continued: “As the pioneer State Chairman of the party and by extension the father of PDP in Delta State, I would not do anything to further exacerbate the problems for the party and the future of Deltans because Delta is PDP and PDP is Delta.”
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He warned the party to be prayerful to God Almighty so that “those who are inside and outside PDP who have all used its platform to acquire the big names they have today to destroy it.”
Also reacting to a trending story on a section of the media that he initiated a court case against one of the PDP governorship aspirants in the state, he said: “the purported story sponsored by well-known political merchants is a cesspool of lies and a journalism junkyard from where stories are fabricated against leading political lights.
He opined that, “It is another desperate attempt to drag my humble self into the mud-sliding and regrettable- avoidable political quagmire we all find ourselves in Delta PDP today.
“I have spent almost 30 years in this business of politics and these stupendous insinuations being sponsored and peddled in the media by these political jobbers are not my modus operandi. My style on matters like this over the years are different. The story is fake and nothing could be farther from the truth,” he added.
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