Former Delta House of Assembly Speaker and a gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Rt. Hon Victor Ochei has said that his party would pay dearly for undermining the feelings of Anioma people in the just concluded governorship primary.
The election which was held at Federal College of Education (technical) produced Chief Great Ogboru, an Urhobo but the other three aspirants in the race had expressed displeasure over the outcome, saying that they were shut out of the contest.
Ochei told Vanguard on the phone that: “I would certainly not work with Ogboru, adding: “everybody saw it, I will not, because an election was not held. If an election was held and after the election, a winner emerges from the process, it is fine, but you do not coerce people to work for you.”
He asserted: “This is an intra-party election; therefore, everybody ought to be carried along. I have my right as a party member and if you trample on that right, how do you expect me to come and work for you tomorrow.”
On his likely defection from the party, he said: “I remain a member of the party, and I hope that the party will address the issue. You do not undermine the feelings of an ethnic nationality, not in a state like Delta, I am sure the party will pay darely for it.”
BigPen Online however reports that Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, also a governorship aspirant from Delta North, who equally faulted the process and had declared it as a travesty later accepted the outcome saying party is supreme.