The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oshimili North local government area of Delta State would be drifting into confusion if feelers making the rounds are not closely checked.
Once the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) has called for election by availing and publishing a public notice as well as guidelines and timeline for the election, all parties in the state including the PDP are required to comply and set in motion Party machinery towards the emergence of their candidates in accordance with the party’s selection method.
In the case of Oshimili North LGA, the PDP called a meeting at the instance of the Chairman of the party in the LGA, Chief Nduka Felix Ogwude through the Secretary of the party in the LGA, Mr. Ifeanyi Nwaezeigwe which was convened and held at the residence of the Distinguished Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, (the Leader of the Party at the LGA) at Ibusa in Oshimili North LGA of Delta State.
For Oshimili North LGA, an 18-man list was raised and published which also included the name of the serving and sitting Distinguished Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, the Leader of the party in the LGA, the Chief Whip of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Dr Mrs. Pat Ajudua, Executive Chairman of the LGA, Hon Louis Ndukwe, PDP Vice Chairman in the LGA, the Woman Leader, the LGA Youth Leader, the Zonal Woman Leader, political appointees under the state government such as the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Olisa Ifajika, Chairman Hospital Management Board Delta State as well as well as other notable officers of the Party in the LGA.
Of the 18-man member selected Chairmanship Primary Election Coordinating Committee, to nominate a candidate for the PDP in Oshimili North LGA ahead of the Council Polls, eight (8) absented themselves and did not participate in the meeting that held on Sunday December 13, 2020 at the residence of the Distinguished Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, Leader of the Party in the LGA, where Mr. Ambrose Elue Dike was unanimously selected and endorsed by the 10 member present at the meeting as the PDP Standard Bearer for the March 6, 2021 Council Polls in Delta State.
According to the PDP State Chairman, Barr Kingsley Esiso, stated on Sunday December 13, 2020 at Sapele local government area of Delta State, that “PDP will not go for Party Primaries as usual and that PDP Leaders will pick suitable candidates among the aspirants for the Council Polls in the various local government areas in Delta State”.
And in line with the above, the PDP guideline stated that the selection process must be done in the meeting held in the Leader of the Party in each local government area’s residence, and the Distinguish Senator Peter Nwaoboshi is the supreme Leader of PDP in Oshimili North LGA.
In the same vein, another meeting was held on Monday December 14, 2020 at the residence of the Chief Whip of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Dr Mrs. Pat Ajudua, which preceded the inaugural session on Sunday December 13, 2020 by a purported 12 members who also adopted and endorsed Hon Innocent Esenwezie as PDP’s candidate for the chairmanship election in Oshimili North LGA. This is quite unfortunate as some persons in the LGA have no regard for the supreme Leader of the Party Distinguished Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.
The question now is who are these 12 persons who endorsed Hon Innocent Esenwezie as candidate? Has Oshimili North two Leaders now in the persons of Distinguished Senator Peter Nwaoboshi and Hon Dr Mrs. Pat Ajudua? Why should another person be endorsed by those who did not attend the inaugural meeting held on Sunday at the Senator’s house? It is important that we do not create problem in the Party to rubbish the Pioneer Secretary of PDP in Delta State, two-time PDP State Chairman in Delta State and one of the most Serving and sitting powerful Distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
We also want to use this medium to advise those in the habit of using the Governor’s name to play dirty politics to desist from that as the Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, is too mature to be dragged into dirty politics because he is a grassroots man who knows what it takes to be a leader. We are also advising that money politics is no longer in vogue because this is a grassroots election (see me I see you). The era of imposing unpopular candidates on the masses is gone.
We should note that Mr. Ambrose Elue Dike (Water) has no enemy because he has served and paid his dues to ALL the leaders in Oshimili North LGA, both the 18-man Committee set by the PDP. We should all support to sell Ambrose Dike Elue because he is a tested and trusted candidate to move Oshimili North LGA to the next level because it is his turn to lead. Attached therein the approved PDP endorsement form by true leaders of Oshimili North Local Area.
By Airview News