- Two governorship aspirants on the platform of the of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have stepped down for Chief Great Ogboru
- The APC aspirants Chief Sunny Ofehe and Chief Iyke Odikpo announced their withdrawal for Ogboru at a consultative meeting in Ughelli with leaders
- Great Ogboru is a five-time governorship candidate
Chief Sunny Ofehe (Delta south) and Chief Iyke Odikpo (Delta north), both aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirants in Delta state have reportedly stepped down for five-time governorship candidate, Chief Great Ogboru.
They announced their withdrawal for Ogboru at a consultative meeting in Ughelli with leaders, elders, ward and local government executives of APC in Delta central senatorial district, Vanguard reports.
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“I have been an aspirant for governor before now. I had a private meeting with Chief Ogboru in Abuja. And the first introductory line was focused on how we can anticipate Delta State and take it from this current backwardness and position to the global economic map.
“And I asked him what his economic policy was for the people of Delta State. He said to me, micro economic policy was my vision and while he was talking, I watched the passion with which he spoke and for the first time I realised that this man was not ready to give up the passion after many years.
“Today, I have come not only to support him, but also to tell my Isoko brothers and sisters that this is the first time we are having a named candidate that has all it takes to deliver our state. I have, therefore, instructed that all my bill boards that are hanging in strategic places be brought down so that Ogboru bill boards can take over,” Chief Ofehe reportedly said
On his part, Chief Odikpo, said: “I stand as a Delta northerner to join Chief Ogboru in his drive to rescue Delta State. Most people will not understand why some of us are here, they will ask what does a Delta northerner have today?
“But I will tell you that to remove an incumbent governor requires more than the ordinary and I see that this man here (Ogboru), who has tried so many times and most times, he has held victory, but he could not be declared properly because he did not have the government at the centre.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that a renowned economic policy analyst and former presidential aspirant, Pat Utomi, disclosed the reason behind his aspiration to be the next governor of Delta state come 2019.
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Utomi, who is vying for Delta guber race on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said his motivation for politics is because of the desire to liberate his people from the cesspool of poverty and dearth they have been subjected to by politicians parading themselves as political messiahs.
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