By Nosa Akenzua in Asaba
Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday received All Progressive Congress (APC) bigwig, Chief Andrew Orugbo, and 5,000 members of opposition political parties back to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The governor, who expressed confidence that the PDP will win with large margin in the 2019 general elections, said the doors of the PDP was open to the few remaining members of the opposition political parties as PDP is now positioned to win in the 25 local government areas of the state.
Chief Orugbo, a former Commissioner in Delta State and thousands of the returnees were received by the Governor, the Chairman of the PDP in the state, Chief Kingsley Esiso, and other top politicians at a wel- attended political rally held at Ovwian, Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.
According to the governor, “what we hear from the opposition is that they have the security apparatus, but, in democracy, it is the people who have their voters cards that determine the winners in elections, and the PDP will win with great margin in the elections.“
“Protect your voters card, don’t be intimidated, with our voters cards, we will get victory, keep working in unity, let us do everything together as members of the PDP family, we don’t discriminate and I welcome all of you who have returned to your home, the PDP,” the governor said.
Governor Okowa at the rally which was well attended, disclosed that the sum of N12 billion has been approved for local government councils to defray what they owe their staff and primary school teachers in the state.
Chief Orugbo had observed that the PDP has institutionalised internal democracy and that Governor Okowa was delivering on his electoral promises.
He assured that the PDP will win Udu local government area with large margin and win all the local government areas of Delta Central Senatorial District in the 2019 elections.
Earlier, Chief Esiso had said, APC had self-inflicted confusion and cannot win any election.