… Ogboru was Endorsed because he is Popular- Abbeh
Fresh crisis is rocking the main opposition party in Delta State, the All Progressive Congress, APC, as move by leaders of Light of APC, a pressure group in Delta APC to get APC local government chairmen to endorse Chief Great Ogboru as the party’s sole governorship candidate in 2019 elections failed.
It was gathered that the leaders of Light of APC had planned to use the meeting which was called by Mr. Valentine Egbe’s led Delta State APC Chairmen/Secretaries forum to get them to endorse Chief Ogboru as the party’s candidate and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as the party’s state leader.
Sources at the meeting which was hosted on Friday in Ogboru’s home at Abraka, revealed that one of the LG Chairmen who is part of the plot, moved a motion for Ogboru’s endorsement as party sole governorship candidate and it was quickly seconded by another.
However, things took a different turn, when some of the LG chairmen who were not aware of the agenda of the meeting hatched another plot, one of them sneakily hijacked the attendance sheet and ran out of the meeting.
Rattled by the unsuspected move of the LG chairman who is alleged to be a loyalist of one of the party leaders, the leadership of Light of APC who had earlier presented N5million as kola nut wedge to the chairmen; with the hope of using the attendance list to publicise the endorsement have to shelve the plan when they could not lay hands on it.
Reacting to the development when our correspondent contacted him on the telephone, the Delta State Coordinator of Light of APC, Mr Ossai Abbeh, confirmed the alleged endorsement of chief Ogboru by 23 LG chairmen of the party.
According to him, “That is public opinion for you. The charisma and attraction of Ogboru to Deltans is well known world over and what happened there is a tip of the iceberg and sample of the public opinion.
While reacting to the statement made by Mainstay Delta APC (MDA) state Coordinator Chief Alfred Oloko, Abbeh said:“What he said is surprising but everybody is entitled to his view as we are in a democratic system of government. But I wouldn’t want to enter into any debate with him on that.”
Asked if Ogboru would participate in the primaries based on his recent endorsement, he said: “As for the primaries, let’s see what plays out because you have the National Working Committee that takes the ultimate decision on such issue as regards to the party’s constitution.”