By Brisibe Perez
The Delta State Chairman of the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), Chief Tony Ezeagwu has faulted statements credited to the Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, that the state is a one-party State.
Chief Tony Ezeagwu while reacting to the statement made by Dr. Uduaghan during the recent visit to the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, said the Governor’s statement is false, owing to the feat achieved by DPP in the 2011 general election.
“I read the Governor’s remark in a national daily regarding Delta State as a one-party State with dismay. It is unfortunate that the Governor has forgotten so soon, the 2011 election in the State where an opposition party, the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), led by Chief Great Ogboru, won nine House of Assembly seats, one Senate seat and two Federal House of Representatives seats.
“Can it be said that the State is a one-party State? It is very clear that the Governor has been inducing legislators from the opposition party to defect to his party, Peoples Democratic Party.
“The Governor should know that the new national Chairman of his party, Adamu Mu’azu, is an experienced politician. No wonder he lambasted them when he was told that they were on ground and asked them to go back to the grass roots and work harder,” he said.
Ezeagwu said that given a free and fair election in 2015, his party would prove the Governor wrong.
“In no distant time, 2015 shall be with us and with free and fair election, promised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) National Chairman, Professor Atahiru Jega, we shall prove the Governor wrong. All we ask is free and fair election so that “experts” in election result writers will be disappointed,” he said.