There is by all accounts disarray and vulnerability in Delta State, following the oversight of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and its gubernatorial up-and-comer in the rundown of ideological groups and competitors distributed by the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, Friday.
The Commission recorded 16 ideological groups and names of their up-and-comers in its temporary recorded stuck at its Delta State central command in Asaba, leaving out the PDP and its gubernatorial competitor.
Among those recorded in the temporary rundown by INEC are; Senator Ovie Omo-Agege of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Great Ogboru – APGA, Agbi Goodnews Goodman – New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Ogba Emmanuel Samuel – African Democratic Party (ADP), Ekure Efeoghene Shedrack – African Democratic Congress (ADC) and Gwede Jerkins Giane – Action Alliance.
Others are; America Emmanuel – National Rescue Movement, Onokiti Helen – Accord Party, Edijala Immanuel – People’s Redemption Party, Okoh Emmanuel – Zenith Labor Party, Okwuokei Vincent Ikechukwu – Labor Party, Eke Kenny Ekene – Allied People’s Movement, Umudjane Sylvester – Boot Party, Cosmas Anabel – Action People’s Party and Sunny Ofehe – Young Progressive Party.
In the mean time, sources said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Delta State is demanding Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori as its Gubernatorial up-and-comer, having won the May 25th gubernatorial primaries held at the Stephen keshi arena, Asaba.
This is spin-off of the allure recorded by Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori testing the Federal High Court Judgment which invalidated his candidature and proclaimed that Olorogun David Edevbie as the gubernatorial applicant of the PDP.
INEC source said that the commission was trusting that the court will explain on who the Candidate of the party is, adding that the rejection of the PDP from the distributed rundown doesn’t imply that the party has been excluded from the 2023 gubernatorial challenge in Delta.