The Uwheru PDP federal Ward 9/1, DSIEC Ward 16/17, Ughelli North local government area of Delta State has petitioned the state governor, Sen Ifeanyi Okowa over an alleged imposition of councillorship candidates on the people by a serving Commissioner from the two wards and the Delta state PDP party leader.
The uwheru protesters, who stormed the Delta Central party Secretariat in Ughelli North with placards bearing different inscriptions, accused the leadership of the party of being partial, unfair and conniving with serving Commissioner to undo other aspirants whom are not the Commissioner’s relations.
Speaking to newsmen, the aggrieved councillorship aspirants, Believe Useh, Ogege James and Godstime Obruche said the current serving councilor, representing Ward 17, Hon. Amradje Samuel has again imposed on them, while another relation of the serving commissioner, Samuel Naboufah also imposed on them in ward 16, saying they will challenge the imposition to a logical conclusion should the party leadership fails to address the issue.
The councillorship aspirants noted that they all insisted on primary election, but wonder why an automatic ticket was given to unpopular candidate, who has never delivered his unit 5 in any election but boasted that whether he delivers his unit or not, his position is guaranteed.
Expressing their bitterness, the uwheru protesters stressed that only popular aspirants should be fielded as candidate for election; hence they are calling for primary election and urged governor Okowa and party leaders to call the perpetrators to order.
Addressing the protesters earlier, the Secretary of the Delta Central Senatorial PDP, Chief Ojo Onome, who spoke on behalf of the Chairman, Hon. Patrick Fovie, assured them of the party’s preparedness to treat every petition, protest letters and complains with utmost confidence without sentiments, advised them to put up a petition and should be followed with due process.