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By Philip Onome
The Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru, yesterday, appealed to the Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Yoruba communities in Delta to vote him and all APGA House of Assembly candidates in the Saturday March 11th elections.
The APGA governorship hopeful, Chief Great Ogboru made this appeal in Sapele when he met with the leadership of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, saying that the strength of the Igbos has shown at the just concluded presidential election, and appealed that such supports should be reinforced for his governorship election on Saturday.
Addressing the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Sapele, Ogboru said, “I am overwhelmed having agreed to do justice to the March 11th governorship election like you deed during the presidential election, and l promise you will never regret your decision as partner to change the face of Delta.
“We have shown our strength, power and our votes in the last election but some of those votes have been suppressed. But we can resuscitate them by ensuring Peter Obi’s victory is actualized in the governorship being consistent in saying no to those anti Obi presidency, and this is achievable when we don’t vote PDP or APC on Saturday.
“There is only one way in this battle that we have been fighting for a very long time. And that is why we need all the Obidients in Delta state to pull their weight behind us. Obi was in APGA before and now in Labour Party. So for Obi presidency to come to pass, we appeal to all Obidients to throw Obi’s supports behind Delta APGA in the Saturday governoship election.
APGA the frontiers of the good people of Nigeria will expand. I am telling you now that When Delta state becomes APGA on Saturday, that trust over handshake which has Nigeria for a long time. When my father died, I was in exile and it was one Ikemba that attended my father’s funeral.
“We are trying to create a place for our people where they can call home. So we must make sure the people of Delta state, the Igbos, Yorubas, Hausas and others in Delta state have a place to call their home with equal opportunities. So we should consistently do what is right in this Saturday governorship election.
“If it is competence or capacity, I do not think any of my fellow contestants will stand me because they know how to only grab power and suppress it. But we have come that we liberate our people and give them a sense of belonging and live abundantly, through the Jubilee agenda mannisfesto structured to create a better society.
“Our programmes and policies is to make sure that nobody is left out. And by the time we have finish our Jubilee agenda, Delta state will experience development like never before. So we are appealing to you to give us your total support on Saturday governorship election.
Speaking on behalf of Ohaneze, Chief Anthony Okoro Jr. Onowu, said they will mobilized and vote massively for APGA We did something it last february 25th presidential election and we will do it again.
Others who also responded on behalf of the Eze of Ohaneze Ndigbo of Sapele, Chief Titus Okezie Ezewuzie and the
Spokesman, (Onowu) Chief Anthony Okoro (Jr), commended Chief Great Ogboru for coming, saying he is the only governorship candidate that has come in person to physically meet with them.
They said, “One thing that is sure is that we don’t operate separately because we are one united family anywhere in this world. We will mobilize our people in all over the places to vote APGA on that Saturday, we are assuring you and this we will communicate to all our members, sons and daughters that APGA all the way.
Meanwhile, the Yoroba indigenes in Delta state under the umbrella of Yoruba Progressive Union (YPU) havs promised to direct their members across the 25 local government areas to vote massively for Chief Great Ogboru come Saturday governorship election.
Speaking on behalf of the Yoruba people, when Chief Ogboru met with members of the Yoruba community, the President, Asiwaju Oladeleye, thanked the APGA governorship candidate for taking his time to meet with the yorubas in Delta state, aading that before the Saturday governorship election, instructions will be sent round the 25 local government areas to vote Ogboru and all the APGA House of Assembly candidates.
They appealed to the APGA governorship candidate to remember them in various appointments that will take place after his emergence as the governor of Delta state.
The Jubilee Campaign train also moved to Otokutu and Egbo-Urhie communities in Ughelli South, met with market women, calling for supports in the few days Saturday governorship and house of assembly elections.