By Daniel DAFE
What seemed to be like a rumour to many has finally been confirmed, as the immediate past Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Ewetan Uduaghan, officially defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state on Monday.
After two years of moving to the All Progressives Congress, APC, the former Governor dumped APC for the PDP.
Uduaghan had left the PDP for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the build-up to the 2015 general elections and contested for the Delta South Senatorial district ticket but lost to incumbent Senator James Manager of the PDP.
Uduaghan who tweeted about his defection from the APC to the PDP said: “I am back to join forces with other party greats to strengthen our party, the largest Party in Africa -PDP!”
Tribune Online reports that Uduaghan was governor of Delta on the PDP platform for eight years (2007-2015), he was also a Commissioner for Health and later Secretary to the State Government under the administration of former Governor Ibori.
The former governor was said to have had a frosty relationship with his successor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, also a medical doctor, leading to his defection to APC.
He, thereafter, formed an unrewarding alliance with ousted APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and other chieftains of the party in Delta State even as he made an unsuccessful effort to unite the APC tendencies in the state.
It will be recalled that on 29 August 2018, Dr Uduaghan officially announced his defection to APC, boasting that he was like John the Baptist who was the forerunner of Jesus Christ, a statement interpreted by many to mean his cousin, former Gov Ibori was to follow suit.
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