TROUBLE FOR OKOWA: Uduaghan, Okowa, Nwaoboshi differ on PDP senatorial primary

VANGUARD – DELTA State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, the former Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and the State Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Peter Nwaoboshi are presently at daggers drawn following the declaration of Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa as the winner of the party primary for Delta North senatorial seat.
The five-man  PDP electoral panel sent from Abuja to conduct the primaries in the state while claiming that the state party hierarchy wanted it to do its bidding but turned it down and went ahead to conduct the primary which produced Okowa as a clear winner of the Delta North senatorial ticket.
But in a sharp reaction, the State Chairman of PDP, Chief Peter Nwaoboshi in a press statement in Asaba yesterday said “I wish to draw the attention of  the National Chairman of the PDP, the National Executive Committee, the National Working Committee, the entire PDP family in Delta State and the general public at large to the largely flawed primaries without the use of the authentic delegates list ini most of the constituencies in Delta State.
“Most importantly”, he went on, “the purported Delta North senatorial primaries held at the Delta State Cenotaph, Asaba in the night hours of 11th January, 2011 is illegal, null and void”.
Addressing newsmen in Asaba yesterday the Secretary to the panel, Dr. Lawrence Ezenwa  alleged that failing to do the bidding of the party exco in the state, “we have to be stampeded out of the Government Lodge by the activities of the State Exco to the extent that we were invaded and we have to be forced out; sincerely it is because of the result of this panel. Every single effort that was being made to frustrate us  but out of our own persons conviction we stood our ground to make sure that we get this thing done properly no matter whose ox is gored”.

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