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Confusion In Oborevwori’s Camp As Okowa’s Phone Call Aborts His Endorsement Meeting

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There seem to be confusion in the political camp of the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly and 2023 governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Sheriff Oborevwori after a meeting of some Delta South PDP leaders to endorse his governorship ambition was call off by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

BIGPENNGR.COM reports that the development has put paid to speculation that Governor Okowa may have dumped Oborevwori who has been enjoying support from the Governor’s political bloc since he threw his hat on the ring.

According to report in NIGER DELTA TODAY, Governor Okowa’s telephone call to some leaders at the meeting brought the gathering to an abrupt end 15 minutes after it started at the Asaba residence of the Managing Director of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC),Bashorun Askia Ogieh.

The newspaper had reported the meeting was called to officially endorse Oborevwori as the consensus candidate for Delta South in the 2023 governorship election as well as to endorse Hon. Micheal Diden alias Ejele as the consensus candidate of the party for the Delta South senatorial seat which has been held by Senator James Manager since 2003.

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‘But midway into the meeting, the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, called some of the leaders at the meeting to immediately cancel it which abruptly brought the gathering to an end.

‘Governor Okowa, after calling off the meeting, summoned the Delta South PDP leaders at the meeting for an urgent meeting at his Owa-Alero country-home in Ika North East LGA of the state.

‘Sources at the meeting confided on NIGER DELTA TODAY that Governor Okowa may have concluded plans to dump Oborewvori, who hails from Osubi in Okpe LGA of Delta Central as his preferred candidate.

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‘The sources claimed that Okowa who is also angling for the Vice Presidential ticket of the PDP with a northern candidate for the 2023 presidential election, is under pressure to allow Chief James Ibori’s candidate for the Delta governorship ticket.

‘One of the sources also confirmed that Governor Okowa has directed Oborevwori to buy a House of Representatives form for Okpe, Sapele and Uvwie Federal Constituency as compensation for his botched governorship ambition.

“The feelers reaching us after calling off the meeting to endorse Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori as our consensus candidate for Delta South PDP is that Governor Okowa has agreed to dump his support for speaker’s governorship ambition.

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“Today’s meeting was to endorse Oborevwori and Ejele but immediately we started the meeting the governor called some of the leaders to call off the meeting and asked us to send representatives to meet him at his Ika home in Owa-Alero. From what we are told, the governor will compensate him with the House of Representatives ticket.

“We also agreed before our representatives left for the meeting with the governor that they should still beg him to support Oborevwori. The new development is because of Governor Okowa’s Vice Presidential ambition”, NIGER DELTA TODAY quoted a source at the meeting.

(Report, excluding headline: NIGER DELTA TODAY)

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