By Tosan Edematie
Delta Political Vanguard (DPV), a political pressure group in the state, has warned that it will not support any aspirant who does not identify with the group.
The Director-General of the group, Mr. Ifeanyi Eboigbe, who gave this warning, while welcoming guests to its New Year Get-Together at Government Field, Boji-Boji, Agbor, also said that the group was not supporting any governorship aspirant. He said DPV was awaiting directives from the governor, reiterating that “anywhere Okowa goes, we go”.
Speaking earlier, the National Chairman of the group, Chief Michael Diden, said the group had resolved to work in unison with other groups to deliver the next governor of the state.
Chief Diden called on all governorship aspirants on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform to pray harder to enable Governor Okowa and other leaders to choose any of them for the 2023 race.
Similarly, the state’s PDP Chairman, Chief Kingsley Esiso, who thanked the leadership of the DPV for putting up the ceremony, also lauded members of the group for their massive support for the governor since 2015 when he assumed office.
Esiso emphasised that the party and state want a governor that will follow in his footsteps in 2023. “This is very apt because we want continuity in road construction, in health development, in educational development, and human capital development. So, we have all agreed that we need a governor in 2023 that will follow the footsteps of the people,” he said.
The Delta PDP boss announced that a mega rally of the party would take place at the Cenotaph, Asaba, on January 22, 2022.
Present at the rally were members of the National Assembly, including Victor Nwokolo, Ben Igbakpa, and Thomas Ereyitomi.
Also present were some of the 2023 Governorship aspirants on the platform of the PDP, including the Speaker of Delta House of Assembly, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori; Chief David Edevbie, Chief James Augoye, Chief Abel Esievo, Chief Kenneth Gbagi, and Chief Ejaife Odebala.