One thing that the Netherlands-based activist-turned-politician, Comrade Sunny Ofehe, in relations with his governorship ambition has strongly canvassed for is that the All Progressive Congress (APC) should allow a level playing field for all of its aspirants. Ofehe, an Isoko Chief from Iyede Kingdom, had over time expressed his unshaken position that APC should not tow the path of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), that's relying on the gentlemanly zoning/rotation agreement between the three Senatorial District (3SDs) that make up the state. The agreement, they claimed brought former governor, Chief James Ibori who contested against Chief Moses Kragha of All Peoples Party (APP), an Urhobo to power in 1999. After beating Prof. Sam Oyovbarie, who was advised to tag along in the new
Ahead of 2019 general elections, a new body, Delta Ijaw Political Assembly (DIPA), was at the weekend inaugurated in Asaba, Delta state capital. The body, which has Mr T.J. Government as chairman, however passed confidence vote on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and vowed to massively mobilize for an Okowa-Otuaro ticket in 2019. Deputy Governor of Delta State, Deacon Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, named earlier as chairman of the body’s Board of Trustees, unveiled its logo aided by others including Senator James Manager. Otuaro, who spoke in Ijaw language, stated: “I’m impressed by the massive turnout for this inauguration. DIPA is a united front poised to advance the political interests of the Ijaw nation in Delta. "I want to thank the Ijaws for their unique support in 2015. I a
As political gladiators continue to canvass support for their ambition, former Governors of Delta State, Chief James Ibori and Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, former Minister of Police Affairs, Alaowei Brodrick Bozimo, former Defence Minister, Dr Roland Oritsejafor, President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Chief Solomon Ogba, among others, have endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and his Deputy, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro for second term in office. The group of leaders made their position known on behalf of the Urhobo, Ijaw, Itsekiri and Isoko ethnic nationalities of Delta State at a grand rally organised by the Delta South chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Oleh, Isoko South local government area of Delta State. Those who spoke at the rally said Governor Okowa and his...
The fresh argument in All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta State that the 2019 governorship ticket like the PDP which also adopted a gentlemanly zoning agreement, have dimmed the chances of the 2015 Labour Party Governorship Candidate, Chief Great Ogboru to clinch the party 2019 governorship ticket. Ogboru, who reportedly cross carpeted to APC to get the governorship ticket may be on his way out again as his chances of picking the tickets may have been narrowed to Delta Central Senatorial District. BigPen Online can report that APC Delta North and South had agreed that the ticket be zoned, leaving Delta Central where Ogboru used to command a cults-like followership standing on its own. Political pundit says Ogboru currently doesn’t enjoys overriding followership i