Ovie Okpare, Warri
Some leaders of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, including the party’s 2015 governorship candidate, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, and a former speaker of the State House of Assembly, Victor Ochei, have met to address the challenges facing the party in the state.
At a peace meeting held in the home of an APC chieftain, Chief Hyacinth Enuha, in Ogwashi-Uku near Asaba, the state capital, the party leaders agreed to work together.
In a communiqué issued on Tuesday by Enuha, said leaders of the party unanimously agreed to form a common front with the sole aim of dislodging the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the state from government in 2019.
The communiqué read, “Those present agreed to form a working alliance for greater unity of the party and to keep the alliance open for those not present to join in future. The meeting agreed that total unity of the party leaders presents the best opportunity for the party to take government in 2019 and as such pledged to work towards it.
“It was also agreed to call a unity general meeting of MDA, CDA; supporters of Hon Ochei, Chief Adolo and the former Sherrif PDP on October 21 2017 to be hosted by Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, in a further bid to unite the followers.”
It was learnt that the party leaders however expressed displeasure over the continued absence of Chief Great Ogboru and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, from party activities even when they are invited.
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