Olorogun Jaro Egbo has said that the Delta State All Progressives Congress, APC needs cleansing and that a member of the party in the state is responsible for the many woes that have befallen the party prior to and during the 2019 elections.
His words: “There is a virus that has eaten deep into the fabrics of our party. Once we can remove that virus the party will regain its full health and form. I am sure that those at the national cadre of our party have come to realize that this individual I am talking about is a virus.
“It is not about me. If you hear those who are supporting Ogboru they will mention the same person; Uduaghan supporters will mention the same person; Ochei supporters will mention the same person. All across the state they know that the man is a virus and once you remove that virus from the body then the body will grow well.
When asked who the individual is, he said: “You are journalists and I believe that one of the vital ethics of journalism is investigation. Sample opinions and of course you will find out who this is. I don’t want to mention the name so that it will not be said that Jaro Egbo said you are a virus.
Speaking further, he said: “One man cannot hold a party. If he doesn’t want to move ahead then either he falls in or he falls out. That is the process we are now. We are trying to meet. Our plan now is how do we strengthen APC?
One lessons that APC must learn from 2019 elections, he noted: “In 2019 we were fighting ourselves.
The division and the issue of I am always right was a big obstacle to our winning the governorship election in 2019. Also, if we have respected that zoning arrangement we would have fared better anyway.
So, the first thing for us to do is unity. Like I earlier said, if we can remove that virus from our system we will all be united, strong and we can face PDP and take the fight to them and I believe that if we take the fight to them we will win.”
“Today, he cannot even face me and that is how they have ostracized several members of the party.
“If I say I am satisfied with the party exco I won’t be saying the truth. We will wait for our time. We are waiting for them to complete their tenure and then congresses will come. Then, we will pick those we think can move the party forward. But, if they change, we will return them. But, it will not be game as usual.”