- APC female supporters in Ijaw, Delta state, have lent their support to ex-governor Emmanuel Uduaghan to run for the Senate in the state's south senatorial district at the National Assembly
- The women, who expressed their desire on the platform of the Ijaw Women for Good Governance (IWGG), said that the move was necessary for change and progress
- They claimed that for 15 years the district has suffered neglect and untold backwardness
In a move for change and progress, female supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Delta south local government area have expressed their wish to have ex-governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of the south senatorial district at the National Assembly, Vanguard reports.
On the platform of the Ijaw Women for Good Governance (IWGG), a vocal political pressure group, the women voiced their desire at a meeting recently convened in Patani, Delta state, stressing that judging by antecedent, Uduaghan has what it takes to man the office.
Janet Waribogu, IWGG's spokesperson, said that there was the urgent need to vote in another experienced politician Uduaghan during the 2019 general polls, adding that this was needed in order to attract development in the area that has reportedly suffered neglect for years.
Waribogu claimed that although the current senator in the district, James Manager, has been there for more than 15 years, not much progress has experienced and recorded.
She said: “The time has come for dynamism to be introduced into representation in Delta South Senatorial District to make our people smile for once. We have constantly played a second fiddle to other senatorial districts even though one of our own is representing us. Enough is enough.”
“It is our belief that His Excellency Dr. Uduaghan who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, can carry our torch well. We want to try him. What he did for the whole of Delta State, we trust that he will also do for our area.
“Of a truth, we are not really interested in which party the best man emerges from. All we are interested is who will bring better life to us. We have suffered neglect long enough and we don’t blame our brother, Senator James Manager, for this.
"Time is of essence as our people are getting impatient to witness true change. At the moment, only Dr. Uduaghan can achieve this.”
Meanwhile, Uduaghan had on Tuesday, submitted his senatorial nomination and expression of interest forms to the APC's national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, at the party’s secretariat in Abuja.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that a former minister of information, Professor Sam Oyovbaire, had revealed that the former governor of Delta state, Chief James Ibori, was sorry for the defection of his elder cousin and ex-governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, from the PDP to the APC and had asked people to pray for him.
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