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Okowa Replies Bode George: Delta PDP Not In Crisis, Says No Rift With Ibori Over Successor



Okowa Replies Bode George: Delta PDP Not In Crisis, Says No Rift With Ibori Over Successor

Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa warned leaders of the People’s Democratic Party to desist from painting pictures that are variant to reality over the legal action against the authentic Gubernatorial Candidate of the party in Delta State.

The Governor who was represented by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olise Ifeajika during a press interview yesterday stated that Bode George goofed in a bid to berate the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party ( PDP).

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He maintained that the legal action within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state has been misconstrued to be a destructive crisis among the rank and file of the party.

He said the former Deputy National Chairman of the party, Chief Bode George, progressed in error to have said Delta as a key PDP stronghold was in crisis.

However, he expressed delight that Olorogun David Edevbie, who contested and came a distant second in the credible primary election of the party, sought redress over his grievance in a civilised manner in court.

He said the litigation against the winner, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, the Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly, was on alleged certificate forgery and not against his defeat or the peaceful conduct of the primary election.

According to him ” What is going on in Delta PDP is the beauty of democracy in action. There is no crisis in Delta PDP. The litigation against Oborevwori was not against the credible conduct of the peaceful PDP primary election in the state but on alleged certificate forgery.

When the legal fireworks is over at the Supreme Court, all the party faithful will close ranks and work to deliver all their candidates to retain the state for PDP, which the state is known for since the advent of democracy in 1999.

“What is not in contention is that Ibori is the distinguished leader of the party in the state. Okowa did not commission DC-23 that screened and pruned the numerous aspirants from Delta Central and presented their three best, including Edevbie, Chief Kenneth Gbagi and Oborevwori, for 2023 governorship to him.”

He also said that the comment of the chieftain on Okowa trying to outsmart Ibori on the choice of successor was improper as it does not represent the true position of the issues on the ground.

He reiterated that Okowa was not at war with Ibori, who has been a distinguished party leader in the state over the choice of his successor as it was being misconstrued in certain quarters.


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