Former Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has called on Deltans, especially the Peoples Democratic Party members to remain calm and steadfast following the tribunal ruling nullifying the election of Governor Nyesom Wike in Rivers State, saying there is no cause for alarm in Delta State.
Allaying fears in the state, Dr. Uduaghan in a statement Saturday said the Governorship election in Delta State was free and fair and devoid of violence, adding “the international observers who monitored the Governorship election in Delta State affirmed the results as being free, fair and without any form of violence.”
Giving further reasons why the PDP and its candidate, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa defeated other governorship candidates at the election, the former Governor said: “In Delta State, PDP was the only party that campaigned vigorously and was in touch with the voters even at the grassroots level. We worked hard for our candidate, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa to emerge as the Governor.”
“So I am appealing to our supporters to remain calm while we await the tribunal ruling on Monday. There is no cause for alarm as I am sure that those who went to the tribunal were aware that they have no case and the PDP and its candidate, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa will emerge victorious at the end of the day.”
Dr. Uduaghan said “the electoral guidelines were substantially met during the Governorship elections and Delta State being a PDP state, it was expected that the party will continuously sweep all elective positions despite what the opposition would want to propagate.”
Media Aide to Former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan