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Uduaghan pulls out of Delta senatorial contest

Gov. Uduaghan
Gov. Uduaghan

Less than 24 hours to the conduct of primaries to the House of Representatives and Senate by the Peoples Democratic Party, Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has withdrawn from the senatorial race.

Uduaghan had wanted to represent Delta South Senatorial District on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Sources close to the governor disclosed that Uduaghan agreed to withdraw from the race at a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan; the National Chairman of the PDP, Adamu Mu’azu; and the senator representing Delta South Senatorial District, James Manager.

Uduaghan, it was learnt, agreed to withdraw from the race for there to be peace in the PDP in Delta State, as Manager had insisted on returning to the Senate owing to the fact that he could not become the state governor because of zoning.

The face-off over the senatorial seat had generated tension within the PDP in Delta State.

The meeting that resolved the face-off on Friday was held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The primaries for the senatorial and House of Representatives race will take place on Saturday.

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