Ten political parties under the aegis of the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP have endorsed the member representing Oshimili North Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly and Chief Whip of the House, Princess Pat Ajudua as the sole candidate for Saturday’s House of Assembly election in Oshimili North Local Government Area.
The endorsement which is coming barely five days to the governorship and State House of Assembly elections affirmed the resolve of candidates of other political parties for the Oshimili North Constituency seat to support and work for the victory of Hon Pat Ajudua who is the PDP candidate for election.
The political parties that endorsed third term member Lawmaker who is also the Chief Whip of the Delta State House of Assembly are Kowa Party, Action Alliance AA, Independent Democrats ID, African People’s Alliance, APA, Accord Party, People’s Party of Nigeria, PPN among others.
The State Chairman of the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Inter Parties Relations, Chief Josiah Efetobor said “having viewed and accessed the performance of Princess Pat Ajudua as a legislator, the political parties decided to endorse her as the sole candidate for the House of Assembly election for Oshimili North Constituency”.
He said among the Twenty Nine House of Assembly members, candidates of political parties for the House of Assembly seat in Oshimili North constituency under the CUPP decided to step down only for Hon Pat Ajudua to enable her return to continue her effective and robust representation of the people.
Chief Efetobor said that CUPP have also adopted Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as their consensus candidate for the Saturday’s Governorship election, stressing that the state was a PDP state.
Also speaking, the State Governorship candidate of Green Party of Nigeria, Dr Anthony Clarke Majebi noted that political parties in the state have endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for the March 9 governorship election to enable him consolidate on his numerous achievements across the state.
The various House of Assembly candidates for Oshimili North who stepped down and endorsed Hon Pat Ajudua including , Anthonia Chidi of Accord Party, Mrs Uche Chidima of Kowa Party, I.k Modigwu of Action Alliance, Prince Victor Okolo-Abah of Mega Party among others said they decided to step down and endorse Hon Ajudua for continuity, describing her as a legislator per excellence who have attracted several development to the constituency.
They said they have mobilized their teeming supporters to vote for Hon Pat Ajudua.
Other who spoke including, the State Chairman of MRDD, Engineer Johnson Ajeboghuku, and Prince Jude Eze, said the decision to endorse Hon Pat Ajudua by the political parties was borne out of the fact that she had done well and there was need for her to continue, saying that she is a dynamic leader and embodiment of motherhood.
Reacting to her endorsement, Hon Pat Ajudua said she was overwhelmed by the show of love and support by the political parties and their candidates to step down and affirm her as the sole candidate for the election, describing the development as commendable.
She promised to do more for the people and urged them to rally support for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa reelection stressing that more development projects would be attracted to the area .
The Director General of Pat Ajudua Campaign Organization, Sir Felix Ndukwe thanked the political parties and their candidates for endorsing Hon Pat Ajudua saying it was a right step as everybody will be carried along.