Delta PDP supporters fight over cooked rice

Delta PDP supporters fight over cooked rice
Delta PDP supporters fight over cooked rice

The Peoples Democratic Party supporters in Delta State, on Thursday, engaged in a free-for-all with ushers over cooked rice at a campaign ground in Asaba, the state capital.

The supporters, who were at the campaign ground around 10:00 am waiting for the state governor and vice presidential candidate of the party, Ifeanyi Okowa, as well as the governorship candidate, Sheriff Oborevwori, started struggling in a bid to get food which was packaged in a polythene bag.

The supporters were denied as the ushers were allegedly concerned about catering to the dignitaries only.

Our correspondent observed that the situation led to a fight between the ushers and the supporters as the bags of the cooked rice were torn into pieces.

The development drew the attention of dignitaries and interrupted the governorship candidate who was making his speech.

Addressing the supporters after calming the situation, Okowa blamed the All Progressives Congress for inflicting hunger in the land.

He said, “It is the APC that brought hunger to us. A bag of rice was N8,000 before the APC came to power; now a bag of rice is 48,000.

“Everything has gone down in Nigeria since the APC came to power. You know my political history, it is God that made it possible.

“As Atiku picked me as vice presidential candidate, God has finished His work in me because I know we will win the 2023 election.”

Also, Oborevwori, who was earlier interrupted while addressing party supporters, said he would consolidate on Governor Okowa’s achievements if elected as the governor.

Uduaghan declares support for Okowa, seeks unity in PDP

Immediate past governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, weekend, canvassed support for the Peoples Democratic Party’s Vice Presidential candidate, Ifeanyi Okowa.

He urged PDP in Delta State to work closely to deliver the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate.

Uduaghan’s declaration is a major shift from the pre-governorship primary era, in which he allegedly joined forces with his cousin, James Ibori, to declare support for Chief David Edevbie.

Uduaghan spoke during the meeting of the party’s leaders in Delta South to flag off the ward-to-ward campaign for the 2023 general election at his residence in Warri. It’s the first time he would be attending a PDP activity since the party’s divisive governorship primary.

In canvassing support for Okowa’s vice presidential ambition despite alleged political differences between the duo, Uduaghan may be signalling that the PDP leadership in the state is beginning to reconcile aggrieved parties ahead of the general elections next year.

Uduaghan also called for unity in the party in the state towards delivering all party’s candidates in the 2023 election, The meeting was reportedly convened at Uduaghan’s behest by the Delta South PDP caucus to show that the party stakeholders were working to reconcile all parties.

Uduaghan said: “We must all come together and deliver our candidate. I am saying this with all seriousness and from the bottom of my heart. I am old enough in the politics of Delta State to assess people so I know those who are sincere and those who are not sincere.

It will benefit us more to deliver our candidate than deliver a candidate of another party. I am saying this from experience and that’s what will happen. If you deliver a new candidate he will satisfy his people first before you.”


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