The 2019 election ‘politics’ is getting much more interesting as Governor Okowa’s aides and 5,000 others, reportedly dumped the PDP for APC.
Two Special Assistants to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State alongside other defectors, vowed to team up with other APC leaders to “rescue the state from the grips of the PDP,” and further accused the administration of Okowa of “lacking the foresight to develop the state.”
Receiving Governor Okowa’s aides identified as Special Assistant to Governor on Youth and Community Development, Mr. Lucky Arumare; and the Special Assistant to the Governor on Women Mobilisation, Mrs. Uyoyou Edhekpo, the state factional chairman, Jones Erue, said the APC expected more people from the PDP.
It was also gathered that the former chairman of the Delta State Board of Internal Revenue, Mr. Thomas Joel-Onowakpo, declared his intention to run for the House of Representatives, Isoko Federal Constituency at the event.
According to Erue, 2019 signifies end of the road for PDP-led government in the state, as Deltans are earnestly waiting for 2019 to end the current “political dynasty.”The APC factional chairman described Joel-Onowakpo who also recently joined APC from the PDP, as someone who has come to liberate the good people of Isoko federal constituency from the 16 years of slavery in the hands of PDP in the federal House of Representatives.
Punch reported that he further stated that Joel-Onowakpo will knock off House of Representatives Minority leader, Leo Ogor, from the seat he has occupied for about 16 years
“The best man to liberate the people of Isoko from the grip of House of Representatives Minority leader, Leo Ogor, who has occupied the seat for about 16 years.”
“Hon. Joel-Onowakpo Thomas has come to liberate the good people of Isoko federal constituency from the 16 years of slavery in the hands of PDP in the federal House of Representatives.
“We must all give our full supports to Joel-Onowakpo for total freedom,” Erue said.