Monday, February 9, 2015

I’m the endorsed candidate of UPU, not Ogboru —Emerhor

Okunbor Ehi Alex

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor has said that he will win the February 28 governorship election having been endorsed by the Chief Tuesday Onoge-led faction of the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU).

Emerhor in a statement signed and made available to Sunday Tribune further asserted that the purportedly impeached UPU president-general, Chief Joe Omene’s alleged endorsement of Chief Great Ogboru was a calculated attempt to mislead the good people of Delta Central in particular and Urhobo nation in general.

The APC candidate alleged that Great Ogboru of the Labour Party and Chief Joe Omene were working together politically for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a result of the deal the former leadership of the UPU struck with President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja.

Emerhor, who is a member of the Order of the Niger (OON) further asserted that Ogboru ‘s alliance with the UPU and Omene was a well- crafted political strategy to divide the Urhobo votes so as to enable Dr Ifeanyi Okowa of the PDP to win the governorship elections.

He urged the people of Delta Central and Urhobo nation in general to support the APC so as to actualise the Urhobo dream of electing him (Emerhor) as the next governor of Delta State come February 28.

He warned that should Urhobos fail to dislodge the Ogboru-Omene political scheming, Urhobo nation would be marginalised politically for another eight years, noting that the PDP government which deliberately neglected the Urhobo nation and Delta Central in the areas of development and government appointments both at the state and federal levels was the same party the Chief Omene and Great Ogboru had aligned with to deprive Urhobos the opportunity of producing the next governor.

Emerhor declared the APC is the only party with the winning structure in Delta State with the capacity to defeat the PDP in the forth coming general elections, adding that the Labour Party had no presidential candidate with a weak structure that could not survive the test of time in this year’s general elections.

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