Following the failed move to endorse Great Ogboru as the party’s sole governorship candidate and Senator Omo-Agege as the party’s state leader, the leadership of Mainstream Delta APC, MDA another pressure group with the state APC leader, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor as their leader, moved swiftly by issuing statement cautioning its members to be wary in attending group meetings.
The statement which was issued by MDA State Coordinator, Chief Alfred Oloko, titled, “Important Notice To All MDA Members,” the group cautioned its members to select meetings to attend, stressing that it will nominate candidates for various elective positions including the House of Assembly, the House of Representatives, the Senate and the Governor of the state.
They equally resolved to field candidate to slug it out with Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the senator representing Delta Central senatorial District at the National Assembly, for the party ticket come 2019, saying that the Senator is not an aspirant that MDA supports.
The statement reads in part: “As we all earlier resolved, MDA will field and/or support candidates for each of the elective positions. In particular, MDA will field and or support candidates for ALL three senatorial seats in the state, including Delta Central.
“It is important to note that the current Senator representing Delta Central, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, although an APC Senator, is a member of Light of APC, and Not a member of MDA and neither an affiliate nor sympathiser thereof. He has also not sought the support of MDA. In the circumstances, the Senator is not an aspirant that MDA supports.
“MDA will soon choose its aspirant for the Senate position in Delta Central and all other positions in the state. This will be done collectively as these will be the aspirants MDA members will support at the coming party primaries.
“In the meantime therefore, MDA members are advised to be wary of joining groups that promote or support the aspirations of any person or persons who are not members of MDA or whose aspirations are antithetical to the interest or ideals of MDA. All should please take note and be guided accordingly.”
A source close to one of the leaders of MDA who spoke to us but pleaded for anonymity, stated that the Delta APC senator is not playing his politics right by choosing not to reach out to other stakeholders in the APC in his senatorial zone other than members of Light of APC.
According to him, “I don’t see why Senator Omo-Agege cannot reach out to Emerhor, after all Emerhor is not running for election, that Omo-Agege is supporting Ogboru’s governorship aspiration does not mean that anyone that holds a contrary views becomes his political enemy.
“I want to enjoin Omo-Agege to spread his tentacles because if he emerges as the party’s senatorial candidate for Delta Central, he will need all stakeholders to face the monstrous PDP, but with his current posture, am afraid, if he can approach them if he wins the primaries and if they will be willing to support him fully,” he added.