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Delta PDP Drifting Into Crisis Over Okowa’s Ambition, Group Warns




A Socio-Political Group, Action Caucus has warned that except the National Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) called the immediate past Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to order over his overbearing tendency on the party and plans to impose council Chairmen in the forthcoming LG poll.


The group in a press release endorsed by its coordinator, Tetsoma Ayemidejo and Secretary, Elozonam Ugboma also called on well meaning Deltans to rise up against unhealthy godfatherism rearing it’s head in the state in order to avoid the political debacle of Rivers State happening in Delta State.

The group noted that Okowa’s high handedness, especially as it concerns the running of the affairs of the state, if not urgently checked, may snowball into crisis that will consume the party in the state.


It further added that Okowa has began to build political structure to unseat Senator Ned Nwoko, the Senator Representing Delta North by planting his stooges at the council.

In a statement by the coordinator of the group and made available to newsmen in Asaba on Wednesday, the group noted that the former Governor’s action has also hampered the governor from delivering the much promised dividends of democracy to the people of Delta.


According to the group, the present issue that seems to be undermining the office of the Governor who is also the political leader of the PDP, is choice of the party’s candidate for the forthcoming Local Government election in the state.

The group noted that Okowa has concluded plan to force his cronies as chairmen and other positions for the poll across the state.


“The reason for this is not far fetched; Okowa has not hidden is intention to go back to the senate come 2027.

“His preparation towards the ambition started as soon as Oborevwori was sworn in as Governor of Delta State where he (Okowa) single handedly handpicked almost all the Commissioners as well as other key positions for the incumbent Governor.


“Of course, he was instrumental to Oborevwori becoming the governor just as someone else was instrumental to him (Okowa) also becoming the governor, but his benefactor was not on his neck in the running of the state affairs.

“Okowa should let Oborevwori be by assuming the status of an Elders Statesman in Delta State and not a godfather?


The group recalled that it was the former Governor ambition that contributed in no small means to the PDP misfortune in the 2023 Presidential election.