Blank NEWS Online findings revealed that the rally’s earlier date of Thursday October 30, may have coincided with the date set aside for President Goodluck Jonathan to pick up the PDP Presidential Nomination Fee and Expression of Interest Form.
A statement from the “Obuh Campaign Organization” made available to Blank NEWS Online on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 reads:
“Great Deltans! The Mega Rally for the public declaration of Tony Chuks Obuh has been moved forward from Thursday 30th to Friday 7th November 2014. The divine mandate is in top gear.”
Political pundits say, Obuh’s entrant into the governorship race has brought about a renewal of hope, faith and trust among Deltans at home and in the Diaspora, adding that his public declaration will afford him the opportunity to articulate his socio-economic agenda for Deltans as he formally declares his intention to run for the office of Governor of Delta State in 2015.
Sir Tony Chuks Obuh, a top class technocrat and Permanent Secretary in the Delta State civil Service joined the gubernatorial race recently after retirement, having served the state meritoriously for 32 years without blemish. In 2007, Obuh convened and funded Project Uduaghan International, (PUI) a political pressure group affiliated to PDP in Delta State.
Obuh, before now has embarked on consultation visits to PDP Local Government Area executives in the three senatorial districts (North, South and Central) to drum up grassroots support for his political aspiration.
Earlier, the Director-General of Obuh Project 2015, Chief (Barrister) Fred Majemite urged Sir Obuh’s supporters, political associates and pressure groups to assemble at “The Cenotaph” in Asaba to cheer up their frontline governorship aspirant.
He disclosed that PDP chieftains and party faithful from the three senatorial districts are expected join Sir Obuh on stage to articulate the “Road Map” vision document of the aspirant which has been developed specifically to take Delta State from “an oil-dependent State” to a “highly diversified economy” in line with the present administration’s “Delta Beyond Oil” initiative.