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APC Direct Primary Election: Why Ogboru Is Afraid

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Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru

The introduction of the direct primaries by the APC into the electoral process is arguably one of the most interesting innovations of the current political dispensation. By these direct primaries, all card carrying members of the party are qualified to vote for the party’s flagbearer.

This is against the practice of indirect primaries whereby delegated are elected or selected to form an electoral college which will in turn determine the flagbearer. This indirect primaries is a fertile ground for manipulation and monetary inducement where the chosen and few delegates vote for the highest bidder

In Delta state, Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru is no mean politician. He is known for his political sagacity that has earned him the accolade as the people’s general. He boasts of immense followership amongst the ordinary people. But why is the Abraka born political colossus afraid of facing the people in a direct primary election of his own party. This attitude of Ogboru which is inconsistent with his famed political prowess has left many people to conclude that the political magic of the five time gubernatorial candidate is about to wane.

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Despite the fact that Ogboru in cahoots with some elements have hijacked the APC structure in the state, their victory by installing the Jones Erue led state EXCO has turned into an empty shell. Alas, the handpicked EXCO cannot be of any use in manipulating the direct primaries in favour of Ogboru.

While some aspirants such as Cairo Ojougboh, Pat Utomi, etc, were busy engaging with the party members across the state, Ogboru was busy dissipating his energy on placing his stooges in charge of the party structure. The roof over the head of Ogboru could not protect him from the rain and this is the first reason why Ogboru is afraid.

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Another reason why Ogboru is afraid of direct primaries is his morbid fear that the members of the party in the spirit of fairplay have decided to cede the governorship ticket to the Anioma District. This is the reason why the Delta South APC has pledged to support the Delta North position. Great Ogboru is also aware of this position and knows that his ambition is manifestly against the run of play.

Faced with the prospect of direct primaries, Chief Ogboru is suddenly chickening out. The mask has been removed and the ugly face of the masquerade has been revealed for what it is. Ogboru, the hitherto big masquerade is now spinning illogical political plots and maneuverings to circumvent the very people who he boasts to be their general. Deltans are expectant that if indeed Ogboru is as popular as he claims, he should square off with his co-aspirants and submit himself to direct primaries.

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  1. Chukwuamaka Stephen Ogwara Mstdeprof

    Chukwuamaka Stephen Ogwara Mstdeprof

    September 10, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Who among you do not know that he is a businessman not a politician.

  2. Collins Longing Dikenebinibe

    Collins Longing Dikenebinibe

    September 10, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    Hmmm,why wasting your finance on ticket?

  3. Ovo Nikoro

    Ovo Nikoro

    September 10, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    When the time comes you will know if he’s a bizman or not and also know of his popularity.election result will tell you who Ogboru is

    • Martins Memeh

      Martins Memeh

      September 11, 2018 at 2:16 am

      Who’s Ogboru? Keke and okada riders support alone can never win him an election

    • Chris Onou

      Chris Onou

      September 11, 2018 at 4:15 am

      He’s far more than ur entire family n ur generation yet unborn. D name “Ogboru” u a household name. Take it to d Bank

    • Chris Emoghene

      Chris Emoghene

      September 11, 2018 at 10:16 am

      Martin, re u beter than keke/ Okada rider

    • Okiemute S Arebinne

      Okiemute S Arebinne

      September 11, 2018 at 7:21 pm

      Election result he has never clinch?

    • Nwoko Ifeanyi

      Nwoko Ifeanyi

      September 12, 2018 at 9:25 am

      Chris Onou with supporters like you, insulting those who don’t support ur cause rather than campaign for votes, ogboru is dead on arrival and will sink as usual. Go learn manners bro

    • Eguabor Danjuma

      Eguabor Danjuma

      September 13, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      For your mind, he go come become Governor for 2019.

  4. Omakor Joe

    Omakor Joe

    September 10, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    Ogboru is not afraid of anybody

  5. Esth Ken

    Esth Ken

    September 10, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    Una wan use PDP delegate rig am out….I dey lie?

  6. Ariyo Robinson

    Ariyo Robinson

    September 11, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Is indirect primaries not legal? Must it be direct primaries?

  7. Nobility Ogboru

    Nobility Ogboru

    September 11, 2018 at 6:21 am

    We know fools by their posts and comments

  8. Alex James

    Alex James

    September 11, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Why is Emerho and his crew also afraid of indirect primary?

    • Okiemute S Arebinne

      Okiemute S Arebinne

      September 11, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      Indirect primary stands for imposition and that’s what delta APC is saying no to..

  9. Emetitiri John

    Emetitiri John

    September 11, 2018 at 11:31 am

    pls name those you think they are politicians not business men

  10. Chukusa Uche

    Chukusa Uche

    September 11, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    U only use a one sided thought. Can you provide a comprehensive, reliable n up to-date APC membership register? Can u guarantee the security of all members who ll be moving from different parts of the state to d election venue? Will all d aspirants accept the register that will be presented by the state Excos?

    • Ndu Kings

      Ndu Kings

      September 11, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      I SUPPORT U MY BRO, DO THEY KNOW THE IMPLICATIONS.

    • Okiemute S Arebinne

      Okiemute S Arebinne

      September 11, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      But imposition is fair right?

    • Chukusa Uche

      Chukusa Uche

      September 12, 2018 at 2:53 am

      It’s not imposition. It was optional for any state to adopt direct, indirect or even consensus. Let me ask, did Otega emerge through direct primaries in 2015? We know our best so, let us present our best. It’s for the party to win that’s the most important thing.

    • Nwoko Ifeanyi

      Nwoko Ifeanyi

      September 12, 2018 at 9:19 am

      Chukusa Uche said he’s not an APC member ooooo…. My guy my guy…..

    • Chukusa Uche

      Chukusa Uche

      September 12, 2018 at 9:24 am

      In as much as it is a political issue and it ll directly or indirectly affect my existence, I ll react to it (as a political being).

    • Nwoko Ifeanyi

      Nwoko Ifeanyi

      September 12, 2018 at 10:03 am

      Story

  11. Prince Ovede

    Prince Ovede

    September 11, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Keke or okada riders is better than those people let see what comes

  12. Joseph Ashikwe

    Joseph Ashikwe

    September 11, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Ogboru is s contractor.. We all know that

  13. Nwoko Ifeanyi

    Nwoko Ifeanyi

    September 12, 2018 at 9:44 am

    APC should look for a better Candidate this man is a business thriving on losing election in order to get contracts…. You all saw how he allowed victory slip off his hands only to sign #96billion contract with the federal government barely 2days after losing at the tribunal

  14. Chukusa Uche

    Chukusa Uche

    September 12, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Name one opposition candidate in delta that’s better and more popular than him. Has any political party told the public that they gave him money any time?

    • Nwoko Ifeanyi

      Nwoko Ifeanyi

      September 12, 2018 at 10:04 am

      Delta has no opposition my brother.

    • Nwoko Ifeanyi

      Nwoko Ifeanyi

      September 12, 2018 at 10:06 am

      This man is old… What we yearn for is a young technocrat (not even okowa), someone with desire to truly revolutionarize and sincerely put Delta in the economic map of the world. We have the potential but lack good leaders.. All over the world, young technocrats have proven to perform better than recycled politicians

    • Chukusa Uche

      Chukusa Uche

      September 12, 2018 at 1:01 pm

      Who is a technocrat and at what age can u say a man is old? These your points are not logical at all.

    • Nwoko Ifeanyi

      Nwoko Ifeanyi

      September 12, 2018 at 5:18 pm

      Away with ur oldman abeg.

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