The State Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta State Chapter, have denied the endorsement of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa by Chief Joe Arausi and Hon. Abikelegba Odhegolo, who claim they were acting on behalf of APC leaders of Isoko Nation insisting that the action was stage managed.
The Commitee in a Press release today said the Party would not have bothered itself to comment on the charade at Chief Arausi’s House, but for the sake of gullible members of the public, citing that Chief Joe Arausi and Hon. Abikelegba Odhegolo, had misunderstanding with their APC Wards’ Executive over their anti-party dispositions for almost a period of one year some time ago
They also noted that some members of the SWC because they wanted cohesion and peace at all levels of the Party, some leaders of thought from the Isoko Nation waded into the political battle of the duo.
Other reasons listed are,
(1)That Chief Arausi and Hon. Odhegolo refused to listen to voice of reason, rather, they resorted to more orchestrated divisive tendencies.
(2) That because of the trouble they were fomenting, APC, Oleh, Ward 1 suspended Chief Arausi from the Party, while members of Executive of Ozoro Ward 2, in their own wisdom kept Hon. Odhegolo at arms length.
(3) That Chief Arausi and Hon. Abikelegba were not and had never been part of APC caucus or Leaders’ Council in Isoko land.
(4) There was no member of APC of Isoko Nation that joined Chief Arausi and Hon. Odhegolo in their self-seeking pursuit, as the duo were/are no longer members of the Party.
The rest of the Press release states: These were the state of things as it concerns the duo before now. Though, it was not the wish of APC that Chief Arausi and Hon. Odhegolo stray away from the Party, and journey to political oblivion. However, the Party had to stamp her authority on the position of their Wards Executive, since Chief Arausi and Hon. Odhegolo were unrepentant in their unholy ventures. APC, Delta State did not, and will not lose sleep over their unwarranted and unsavoury political journey.
It was a known fact that within the Party, they were playing the role of Bull in China shop. Their dispositions towards the Party were very unhealthy to the survival of the Party.
All Progressives Congress, Delta State, wants to assure all teeming members and supporters of the Party that despite the fact that some persons are trying to paint the Party in bad light by creating false impression of our great Party, the Party leadership is doing all within her power to consolidate on the peace and harmony achieved so far in the Party.
Deltans are enjoined to keep hope alive, as the evil machinations against APC in Delta State is because the enemies and political vampires within and outside Delta State know that the time for the liberation of Delta State is at hand.
APC, A New Delta!!!
The Press release was Signed by Barr. Sylvester Imonina,
Publicity Secretary, APC, Delta State.