Former Governor Emmanuel Ewetan Uduaghan of Delta State has advised leaders and members of Delta Central 2023 lobby group to reduce its number of governorship aspirants to one before the PDP primary election.
Uduaghan, who gave the advice when members of Delta Central 2023 (DC-23) lobby group paid consultation visit to Itsekiri political leaders, commended the group for the bold steps and also advised them against use of rabble-rousing statements.
According to him, “try and bring down the number of aspirants jostling for the governorship of the state from Delta Central to one and avoid the use of words that can breed disunity between ethnic nationalities because such can lead to political crises that we cannot manage.
“So I appeal that as you go round your lobby, maintain peace with your utterances to avoid ethnic crises. We must continue to douse the political tension to maintain the existing peace in Delta state.”
He noted that Itsekiri as an ethnic nationality also has points of agitation and that at the right time they would give answer to the appeal for ‘zoning in line of senatorial districts to be sustain’ as requested for by the DC-23.
He stated further that those who fought against zoning in the state usually lost election woefully.
“We the Itsekiris have great respect for former Governor James Ibori and are also loyal to the government of the state led by Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa. We will continue to give him every support to ensure that he ends his led administration gloriously.”