… Okafor Kicked Out as APC Delta North Chairman.
Sequel to the botched attempt to dethrone Olorogun O’tega Emerhor as the state leader of the APC, the Delta Central LGA Chairmen/Secretaries forum at an emergency meeting held on Wednesday, affirms Emerhor as the state party leader.
The group which also broke all ties with Mr. Valentine Egbe’s led Delta State Chairmen/Secretaries forum, stated that they are no longer part of the forum or have anything to do with it, noting that the forum has lost its usefulness.
In a resolutions reached and in the Communique signed by Olorogun Ubu Jiminyevwe, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) the group resolved: “That the Delta Central LGA Chairmen/Secretaries pass a Vote of Confidence on Olorogun O’tega Emerhor (OON) as the Leader of Delta State and Delta Central APC.
“That Olorogun Ovedje Ogboru is only known and recognized by the Delta Central LGA Chairmen/Secretaries forum as an APC member from Ethiope-East LGA, precisely from one of the Abraka Wards, and also one of the rumored Gubernatorial Aspirant for the 2019 contest. Nothing more, nothing else.”
“That the Delta Central LGA Chairman/Secretaries forum advised the Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District, Sen. Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege to work in-line with the existing APC Leaders/Exco’s structures.
“That the Delta Central LGA Chairmen and Secretaries forum, Ceased to be part of the Mr. Valentine Egbe’s led Delta State Chairmen/Secretaries forum beginning from this day of publication, and the public should also take note.
Those at the meeting where these resolutions were reached include: Olorogun Felix Ekure, (Chairman); Mr. Joseph Atuyota (Vice-chairman), Comr. Grant Okpako (Secretary), Mrs. Patience Eghubare (Treasurer), Chief Ubu Digbame Jiminyevwe (P.R.O) and Olorogun Lucky Esije.
Others are, Chief Solomon Okpako, Mr. Roji Felix, Comr. Robert Atagbasha Dcn. Isaiah Masheni, Snr. Apst. Gabriel Kpeku, Comr. Christopher Ohwogbona, Comr. Jacob Akpowowo, Mr. Deniran William, Chief Brighton Obiokor and Comr. Egherenoghor Member.
Meanwhile, in a related development, 6 LGA APC chairmen in Delta North Senatorial District passed a vote of confidence on Prophet Jones Erue-led State Executive Committee of the party.
They also pledge their loyalty to all the party leaders across the state, most especially, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor whom they referred to as; “the overall leader of the party in Delta State.”
The statement which was signed by 6 out of 9 APC LGA Chairmen in Delta North, Elder Steve Nwadiaju, Aniocha North; Chief Festus Ojegwu, Aniocha South; Mr Sunday Onyejise, Ika North East; Mr Edwin Okoh, Ika south; Deacon Roland Chukwunedo, Ndokwa East; and Mr David Ochonogor, Ukwani LGA; also passed a vote of no confidence on Chief George Okafor, APC chairman, Delta North.
They equally disassociated themselves from the actions of Chief Okafor frowning at; “the unilateral reception of a new entrant who defected into our party in December 2017, and who was surreptitiously and purportedly adopted as the leader of the party in Delta North without regard to our other esteemed leaders and stakeholders…
“This development has now brought strong ill feelings, mistrust and disaffection among leaders and members of the party in the senatorial district.
They therefore called for Okafor’s removal APC chairmen in Delta North Senatorial District and appoint an acting chairmen in his place, a call the party leadership at the state has yielded to as Okafor was summarily removed and replaced as at the time of fielding this report.