Ojougboh bemoans mutual antagonism between APC leaders in Delta State

Ojougboh bemoans mutual antagonism between APC Leaders in Delta State

  • Says APC leaders must unite to upstage PDP from Osadebay House in 2023

Former Interim Executive Director (ED) Project, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) Board, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, has stated that the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has a brighter prospect to win Delta State in 2023 than the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. He said the feat would be achieved only if APC leaders in the state could unite, cooperate and begin to be less warlike against each other adding that APC chieftains needed not to match their ambition with hostility with other party members.

Dr Ojougboh, a former member of House of Representatives spoke on the sidelines during the sensitization of APC members in Ika South on the registration/revalidation exercise of the party. According to him, the APC remained the most popular party in Delta state while its major drawback has been the party members’ inability to utilize such popularity to win elections over the years because of squabbles among leaders.

He emphasized: “APC is the most popular party in Delta State for a very long time but we have not been able to utilize that God-given advantage. So now is the opportunity to exploit that advantage…Our prospect in 2023 depends on the cooperation of the leaders starting from now.

Ojougboh added: “Once we are able to put our house in order, and leaders begin to be less cantankerous and do not match their ambition with hostility with other party members, then we will move forward.

“You see, with the amendment we are making, with the efforts we are making at reconciliation, you will see the party winning 15 to 20 local governments in the March 6 Local Government election if there is no government interference, and the PDP does not enter the house to write the results. You will see what APC will do, there will be no surprises”.

Speaking on the registration/revalidation exercise, Ojougboh told party faithful in the area to mobilize en mass for the exercise irrespective of who the registration officers are, adding that the party membership registration was the bedrock of success, particularly during elections. He said a lot of PDP members have indicated interest to register as members of APC if only the party would be able to put its a house in order.

Said Dr. Ojougboh: “PDP members are calling me that they want to come into APC but that the party is not settled. As it is, the PDP has failed the state to the extent that their members no longer want to identify with them. “So this is the time to get it right because those who want to come in are watching to see how the registration will go. I am appealing to you to go for the exercise no matter who they bring as officers. I appeal to you whether you have been empowered or not, forgive and forget and let the party move forward. This is the appropriate time to take over Delta State. What we need is to put our house in order”.

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