The Delta State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, Saturday, July 14, 2018, held her maiden expanded State Executive Committee meeting under the newly elected Chief Cyril Ogodo led State Exco at the Delta APC State Secretariat, Asaba.
Newly inaugurated State Chairman, Chief Cyril Abeye Ogodo used the opportunity to thank party faithfuls and stakeholders for standing firm in the face of the many challenges the party faced during the recent congresses.
He acknowledged that although there exist a faction that conducted parallel congresses in the same and claim legitimacy through a contentious court consent judgement, as the duly elected Exco is not party nor consented to such judgement, they are not and cannot be bound by it.
The Chairman however emphasized that the priority of the party at this point is how to dislodge the non performing and corrupt PDP government in the state come 2019.
To this end, he said his Exco is poise to work to reconcile and unite all aggrieved party members. Delta State must be rescued in 2019, this is not negotiable, he concluded.
Speaking also the State Leader of the party, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, while briefing SEC members on the state of affairs of the party in the state, congratulated Chief Cyril Ogodo and his executives for their successes at the congresses and for their successful swearing in.
He added that the new National Chairman was misled which enabled the Ogboru/Agege group to obtain an alleged fraudulent consent judgement.
According to him, “Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is a man of truth and integrity and having now found out the truth about the fraudulent consent judgement, he will never support it.
He stated further that the Chairman, along the Presidency have mandated Dr Ibe Kachikwu to bring all groups together to achieve unity and peace in the party.
He assured the party faithfuls that legal actions are on and about 5 court cases have been instituted to vacate the contentious consent judgement.
Emerhor committed to SEC that he will work with the Minister in his bid to reconcile all parties and achieve peace towards defeating PDP in 2019.
He assured all party faithfuls that there is no cause for alarm and that those banking on a one legged and shaky consent judgement will soon find the futility of their misplaced and phyric victory.
Good will messages where received from the 3 senatorial districts with every Leader endorsing reconciliation and unity the only way forward to dislodge PDP from the state come 2019.
The high point of the meeting was the setting up of various Adhoc committees which included, Political Contacts, Reconciliation and Outreach, Strategy, Legal and Media committees amongst others to assist the SWC to resolve current challenges and to move the party forward.
The SEC is made up the State Exco, LGA Chairmen and Secretaries, statutory leaders and other stakeholders. In attendance was the State Chairman Chief Cyril Abeye Ogodo, the State Leader of the party; Olorogun O’tega Emerhor OON, Chief Hyacinth Enuha, Chief Fred Olokor Okpohworo, State Executive Committee members, the three Senatorial Executive Committee members, LGA Chairmen and their Secretaries, Chief Simeon Ohwofa, Chief Ngobe Emeni, Giddys Nwaomu, Chief Odoh Omah-Tadafe, Prince Maikpobi Okareme, Chief Martin Ohwoevwo, Elder Uba Donatus, Chief Ogheneaga Andrew Orugbo, Sir Godwin Ohwoekevwo, Prince SGO Kohwo, Dr Wilson Omene, Prince Sam Kohwo, Alhaji Mumaika Unagha, Hon. Tunde Okorodudu, Barr Emmanuel Pippa, Princess Lillian Hamilton, Deacon Fidelis Chimokwu, Capt. Gabriel Morka, Barr. Joe Asem, Sir Ejaeta Ojugo, Chief Fruitful Mekwunye, Madam Victoria Okechukwu, Chief Ezeudo Onuorah amongst other leaders from the 25 LGAs of the state.