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Delta 2019: Urhobo can't win Gov's election - Omene

Delta 2019: Urhobo can't win Gov's election - Omene

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Delta State, Dr Wilson Omene has said that it’s not politically feasible for an Urhobo to win the 2019 governorship election on the platform of the APC.
Omene, a former Chair­man of Ethiope West Local Government Area, stated this at his home in Mosogar when Prof Pat Utomi paid him a visit, adding that the Urhobo nation should for now forget the idea of having an Urhobo governorship candidate in the APC.
According to him, the only way to dethrone the Ibori political dynasty that has held Delta hostage since 1999; is to field a credible and sellable Delta North candi­date on the platform of APC, to complete the eight years of the Delta North for equity and justice.
In his word: “We should forget the issue of having Urhobo governorship candi­date in APC, for one single reason. No sane Delta North person will vote their tenure out, by voting for Urhobo person in 2019.
“So, it’s not politically fea­sible for an Urhobo to win 2019 governorship election on the platform of the APC.
“Therefore, to sack the Ibori political dynasty which Dr Ifeanyi Okowa represent; we must support the likes of Prof Pat Utomi to rescue Delta from 18 years of poor leadership that lacks vision and capacity to lead.”
Speaking in the same vein, Chief Hope Abijor, a chief­tain of APC in Delta State during a visit to his place by Prof Utomi, at Oghara, said that Ethiope West and the Urhobo nation is ready to support a credible Delta North candidate to take over from Governor Okowa.
Chief Abijor who de­scribed Okowa as an “Ika governor” said that with the coming out of Prof Pat Utomi into the race to redeem Delta State, adding that God has answered their prayers, even as he urged Utomi to be steadfast as they are solidly behind him.
Prof Utomi at the two visits called on the party leaders and members to em­brace peace, stressing that the dream of APC taking over the reins of power come 2019 can only be achieved if the party is united.

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