GOVERNOR Emmanuel Uduaghan has charged members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to mobilize people at the grassroots to participate actively at the April 11 governorship and House of Assembly elections.
According to the Governor, active mobilization of people at the units and wards would increase the margin with which the PDP will emerge victorious in the Saturday’s elections.
The Governor who spoke Tuesday at a Town Hall meeting for members of the PDP in Delta North Senatorial district in Asaba reiterated, “we must be able to mobilize our people at the grassroots to participate in the elections.”
“We must all go to the voting units with out PVC (Permanent Voters Cards), let us mobilize our people to go to the polling units with our PVCs, all the people you mobilize must go with their PVCs, but we are insisting that the card readers must work,” he said.
He added, “we have insisted that INEC must improve on logistics, INEC must start accreditation early and if at any time they do not want to use the card reader, they should inform everybody and on time.”
The Governor also, thanked the leadership of the PDP in the state for agreeing that the agents of the party for the elections would be trained before the Saturday elections, asserting, “this election is very crucial and winning the election with a wide margin is very important, our agents must must know what to do so that they do not go against INEC’s regulations.”
“This is our own project, your own project and God’s own project, one of the greatest challenges we have today is rumour but, each time the rumours come out, we come out stronger,” he said, adding, “the man we are projecting is experienced, so don’t be afraid of opposition because the PDP will remain a dominant party in this state, let us be steadfast, let us go out and vote, we must protect our votes, we must be united.”
He called for prayers stating, “we should pray, let God make this project possible in Jesus name, amen.”
The gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in the state, Senator Okowa in his speech thanked Governor Uduaghan and Deltans for their support, saying, “it is obvious that the PDP has done well and many more people are joining the PDP, we did very well in the March 28 elections, the Governor has made the work very light for us, I must thank His Excellency for that, we should be careful of rumours, PDP is going to win in the elections with a wide margin.”
Chairman of the party in the state, Chief Edwin Uzor in his speech, said, “today is a very good day in the history of Anioma nation, we thank our Governor for his commitment towards to victory of our party, our personal commitment too to this project is important, we should be proud of what we have, we must do what is right, let us mobilize our people and deliver our governorship candidate, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and the candidates for House of Assembly, we must produce 98 per cent of the votes for the PDP.”
“The PDP government has done very well in the state and those who are engaged in anti-party activities will be suspended immediately after the elections, Delta State belongs to the PDP and we will work for the victory of our party,” he said.
Those who spoke at the occasion including, former Deputy Governor of Delta State, Chief Benjamin Elue; the Senator representing Delta South, Senator James Manager; the Senator-elect for Delta North Senatorial district, Chief Peter Nwaoboshi; the Coordinator of the PDP campaign organization in Delta North district, Chief Godwill Obielum, the Chairman of the PDP, South South region, Dr Cairo Ojougbou, Senator Patrick Osakwe, Chief Nkem Okwuofu, among others stated that the election of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as Governor would be with a high margin.
They observed that electing Senator Okowa would actualize zoning of political offices and equity in the election of Governors of Delta State, noting that the PDP will remain a dominant political party in the state.
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