DELTA State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has charged members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State not be carried away by the euphoria associated with the victory of Dr Ifeanyi Okowa in the gubernatorial primaries of the state but should work hard to win the main election which he described as “more challenging.”
Uduaghan therefore urged members of the party to put behind them the experience of the governorship primaries and start to work towards the victory of candidates of the party in the 2015 general elections.
The governor, who stated this while receiving members of the Delta Political Vanguard who paid him a solidarity visit at Government House, Asaba on Monday, December 15, 2014 also advised them to be magnanimous in victory by accommodating everybody.
“Getting the ticket is the easiest part, winning the main election is the more difficult part because of the complexity of Delta State where ethnicity is a major factor. I have experienced it and I have come out victorious, so, I know what I am talking about and by the Grace of God, we shall be victorious in 2015.
“The time of celebration is over, we have to extend our hands of fellowship to everybody, we must carry everybody along so that we can win the main election which includes the re-election of our President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan on February 14 and the election of our candidate, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa and after that, we can celebrate,” the Governor said.
The President of Delta Political Vanguard, Hon. Michael Diden said members of the group were in Government House to pledge their loyalty to Governor Uduaghan’s administration and to thank him for the role he played during the gubernatorial primaries of the PDP which led to the emergence of Senator Okowa as the party’s flagbearer.