Chief Kingsley Esiso’s ambition of becoming Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman for another term received a huge jolt on Monday when Sapele political leaders nominated former Sapele Local Government Chairman, Hon Godwin Atose as the choice candidate for the position.
The Delta State PDP chairmanship position is zoned to Sapele Local Government Area.
In a letter sent to Delta State governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the leaders cited high handedness, selfishness and divide and rule policy of the chairman, Mr. Kingsley for all the troubles in the Delta State PDP.
“We regret we are unable to concede for a second term tenure in office for the out-going PDP State Chairman, Chief Kingsley Esiso” the leaders said.
The member representing Sapele in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Felix Anirah, a commissioner in defunct Bendel State, Chief Margaret Unukegwo, former Sapele Local Government chairman, Godwin Atose, former PDP Chairman, Sapele Local Government, Hon D. O. Oghenekevwe and Dr Akpufuoma Pemu signed the letter.
Chief Dickson Omoraka, Engineer Nicholas Oyawiri, Hon Emmanuel Omuvwie, Raphael Okolobo, Opubor Ausgustine, Chief Hudson Ororho, Joseph Obakpolor, Prof Ben Owumi and Alhaji Kamaru, Daudu also signed the letter.
They urged Governor Okowa to back Atose for the plum job.
“We are constrained to take this decision because of his arrogance. He does not consult with the leaders/ stakeholders’’.
The one-page letter protested the so-called second term ambition of Esiso.