PDP’s premier group, DUG, declares support for APC

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, mainstream wing, Delta Unity Group, DUG, on Sunday declared support for the All Progressives Congress, APC, with a pledge to vote for all APC candidates in the 2023 general elections.

The Delta PDP’s strategic and “intellectual” arm is known as the DUG.

Thousands of DUG members donning their signature red shirts and hats declared formally for the APC at a Special Declaration Rally at the St George’s College, Obinomba.

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They were led by its chairman, three-time member of the House of Representatives, Daniel Reyenieju; ex-house speakers, Chief Monday Igbuya and Olisa Imegwu, among others.

The group previously coalesced around Olorogun David Edevbie, former Delta Governor Chief James Ibori’s choice for Delta state governor; a choice that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa rejected in favor of the controversial and unpopular House Speaker, Sheriff Oborevwori.

Speaking, Reyenieju said the DUG was founded and created to support the best candidate of the PDP, but when the best could not be presented, “we went round the state for a man who could do the modernization programme of David Edevbie.

“And (we) found that capacity in the person of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege. Galvanizing that find outside would be meaningless, hence we decided to join the APC.

“We will show PDP pepper. We can’t continue like this, we can’t have a President that will sell all our assets, we can’t have a vice president that will continue to borrow money with nothing to show.

“All the money they borrowed and kept away will turn to fertilizers in their farms.”

Former House Speaker, Igbuya, recalled that when Governor Okowa came on board with him as Speaker, “he complained that the debt burden incurred by former governor Emmanuel Uduaghan was so heavy.

“He cut all our entitlements; that there was no money. Now the debt he has incurred in eight years will be difficult to pay back in a life time.”

Also speaking, Chief Evans Iwurie, a prominent DUG leader and former Delta Assembly member, said Governor Okowa, by his incompetence, has become an embarrassment to Delta State, Nigeria and the medical profession, assuring that with Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as governor, Delta State will regain its pride again.

An obviously elated Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy Senate President and Delta APC Governorship candidate, said he was in awe, but not surprised by the development.


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