2019: Delta North APC Concludes Plan to Replace Okowa

All Progressive Congress APC

…Calls on President Buhari to Seek Re-election.

By Miracle Enuji

In line with the rotational political calendar initiated by the People’s Democartic Party (PDP) in Delta State, the All Progressive Congress (APC), Delta North Chapter has vowed to replace Anioma-PDP Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa with another Anioma-APC Governor in 2019, submitting that it is only equitable for the Senatorial District to complete its two gubernatorial terms since other Districts have done theirs.

This crucial decision and others were part of resolutions reached at the end of an enlarged APC Delta North Caucus meeting on Friday, February 16, 2018 held at the palatial home of the Honourable Minister of Petroleum (State), Mr. Ibe Kachikwu in Onicha-Ugbo, Aniocha North Local Government Area.

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Arising from the closed door meeting which lasted for over 3 hours, a communique authorized by the leader of the Delta North Caucus of the party, Engr. Chief Hyacinth Enuha, was presented to journalists by Mr. Iwedi Nwaha.

The APC Stakeholders resolved that all eligible gubernatorial aspirants from Delta North Senatorial District should make their interest known to the zone at the earliest possible time in order to enlist the support of the other two zones in the State to produce a sellable Anioma Gubernatorial candidate.

Iwedi Nwaha Reading the Communique of the Delta North APC Caucus Meeting
Iwedi Nwaha Reading the Communique of the Delta North APC Caucus Meeting

The APC Chieftains stated that; “from the inception of the Third Republic, the Central and Southern Senatorial Districts of Delta State have successfully completed two gubernatorial terms and as a result, the right of the Delta North Senatorial District to complete its second term, under the banner of the APC is only equitable.”

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They further reiterated that, “APC is solidly on ground in Delta North Senatorial District and has the capacity to win the 2019 gubernatorial election with the support of the other Senatorial Districts.”

The Delta North Caucus of the Party reaffirmed their solid support for President Buhari and called on him to seek re-election in the 2019 general election.

“We, the Delta North APC hereby pass a unanimous vote of implicit confidence on the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR and we invite him to vie again for a second term come 2019.”

Dr. Cairo Ojougboh and Elder Hyacinth Enuha at the Delta North APC Meeting at Onicha Ugbo
L-R; Dr. Cairo Ojougboh and Elder Hyacinth Enuha at the Delta North APC Meeting at Onicha Ugbo

Continuing, they commended the President and APC’s position on State Police and Restructuring of the Federation, noting that, “it is unprecedented for parties in power at the federal level and should be commended by all Nigerians as the way to grow the progress of the nation.”

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On the ruling government in the State, they approved that the PDP government that has ruled the State since the inception of this current democratic process, has failed the State woefully.

Present at the meeting was the Honourable Minister of Petroleum (State), Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, Hon. Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei, top APC Bigwigs and State officials of Anioma Extraction, and Leaders and Excos from the 9 Local Government Areas of the Delta North Senatorial District.

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