Uduaghan to run for senatorial seat in 2015

Semiu Salami
Semiu Salami
Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta

Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta on Thursday declared his intention to run for the Delta South Senatorial district election in 2015.

Uduaghan while speaking with journalists in Asaba said that there was an unwritten zonal arrangement on where the senatorial race would go at every point in time.

“This unwritten understanding gives the opportunity to the Itsekiri race, in the senatorial district, to take its turn and I have every right to go.

“When it comes to the issue of election, I have a lot to offer, but the election being one year from now  is not what I should break my head  over,’’ he said.

Refuting the allegation that he was defecting to another political party, Uduaghan said that there was no need for such move.

He added that he was a foundation and a life time member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

“There is nothing that will ever make me to leave the party, I will swim and sink in PDP and I also know that the party will not sink.

“I will continue to be a member of PDP because Delta is a complete PDP state, Few persons in the opposition parties who have not defected to PDP are still waiting for a date to do so’’.

He assured the people of the state and Nigeria at large that the present challenge facing the party would soon become a thing of the past  adding,  that PDP remained a strong based party that would be difficult to beat.

Uduaghan announced that PDP was already putting some strategies in place to address its challenges.

The governor who commended the party faithful in the state and its members in the state and  the National Assembly, appealed to them to support the party, President Goodluck Jonathan and his 2015 political ambition.

He said that Jonathan had done well but that it was unfortunate that many of his achievements were not properly reported.

Uduaghan added that the administration of Jonathan had more security challenges than previous administrations.

“We are going round the state to appeal to them to give Mr President a chance to continue.”

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