By Esada Uyono,
Delta State Government Chief Political Strategist, Chief Paulinus Akpeki has endorsed Political Adviser to the National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Ighoyota Amori as the annointed one for the party’s Delta Central Senatorial ticket.
Akpeki made the disclosure when Amori and members of his campaign organisation paid him a visit in continuation of ongoing consultations across the eight local government areas of the district.
He said Amori is one of the founding fathers of PDP who deserve the support of party faithfuls in Delta Central and advised other senatorial aspirants to honourably and respectfully step aside for Amori.
Akpeki who returned to PDP immediately he discovered that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is a party built on propaganda and deceit; warned that if younger members of the party refuses to accord respect and loyalty to the founding fathers of the party; a time will also come when they shall be dispised.
He described Amori as a truly committed and loyal party man who has and still assisting new and old members of PDP and people across the state to achieve their political ambitions, adding that it will be out of place for those Amori helped politically to now turn their back at him.
“Amori has done well as a committed member of our party. He helped to build the party structure in Delta and remained loyal till date without history of defection.
“He was elected in 2015 but some political robbers came and dispossessed him of the mandate our people game to him. Amori won at the Court of Appeal but surprisingly something new was crafted and a second verdict by the same court gave our mandate to Labour Party and Senator Ovie OmoAgege, a man Amori nurtured to maturity politically.
“Amori need the total support of leaders, chieftains and party men, women and Youth of Delta Central hence all hands must be on deck to ensure his landslide victory, come 2019.
Responding, Amori thanked Akpeki for the warm reception and hospitality accorded him and members of his campaign organisation.
He said Delta Central has been painted black with no voice at the Senate as a result of the suspension of Ovie Omo Agege, adding that in the history of Delta Central politics, no serving Senator has been disgraced at the red chambers the way and manner Agege was treated.
“I promise to give the much needed quality representation to the good people of Delta Central without using my position to bring shame and disgrace to our people. The Agege lesson is a bitter pill Urhobo Nation had to swallow even though we do not deserve this level of poor representation and unnecessary show of shame.
“The consultation is ongoing and we need you and your teeming supporters which is why we decided to visit and to ask for your support.
“We got more than what we came here to ask of you; you went further to advise other aspirants to step aside, a show of love that will linger in my memory for life,” Amori added.