Former governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has called on members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state to support the presidential and vice presidential candidates of the party in the forthcoming 2023 elections.
Uduaghan made the call during a remark at the PDP Delta South Leadership meeting held at his residence in Warri, Delta State.
The PDP Delta South Leadership held the meeting to flag off its ward-to-ward campaign for the 2023 general elections.
Dr Uduaghan said the meeting is a major “reconciliation meeting” for the party.
“I want to plead with us. Make we be like water. Water nor get enemy. When you quarrel, fight and God say this is what I want, let’s respect that position,” he remarked.
The former governor urged Deltans to thank God for the privilege to have someone in the position of a vice presidential candidate from the state.
According to him: “We have no option but to support him. Nobody [from our state] has held that position.”
He urged Deltans to give their maximum support to the PDP, stating: “Ibori is our national leader. Virtually all of us are still members of that family.”
Whatever is in your hearts, please give a space. A space that gives support to our presidential and vice presidential candidates,” he added.
Dr Uduaghan also drummed support for the governorship candidate of the party, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Francis Orovwedor Oborevwori, while avowing that anyone who is not ready to work for the PDP candidates should step aside.
Explaining why the PDP governorship candidate is the better option, Uduaghan avowed that the PDP candidate can be held accountable if he is supported. The candidate of the other party cannot be approached or held accountable, he insisted.
He also canvassed support for the Delta South Senatorial candidate of the PDP, Hon. Michael Diden aka Ejele saying “it’s morally, spiritually and devilishly wrong for us to work against him.”
While urging members of the party to concentrate on their units and deliver votes for their candidates in the forthcoming elections, he also appealed to the party faithful to shun “unnecessary rumours” that could further divide the party.
Earlier, the PDP chairman in Delta South Senatorial District, Hon. Julius Takeme said the party is ready to go into electioneering campaigns on Monday, November 14.
He urged party members to prepare themselves in the 87 wards in the senatorial district to win the election massively.
Takeme also commended Uduaghan for playing a fatherly role to all of them, especially in the Delta South Senatorial District.
The Director-General of the campaign organization in Delta State, Rt. Hon. Funkekeme Solomon also urged party members to work in unity to win the elections while appealing to Dr Uduaghan to forgive members of the party that trespassed.
“Your Excellency, please, forgive us our sins. Many of us have sinned against you,” he stated.