By Festus Ahon
UGHELLI â€”Â AHEAD of 2011 general election, first member of Delta State Post-Primary Education Board, Asaba, Mr. Charles Emetulu, last week decamped from Accord Party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) along with his supporters.
Declaring for the PDP at Abbi, his home town in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of the state, Emetulu said he was not decamping to the PDP, but returning to the PDP family where he belongs.
He added that he was a staunch member of the PDP until the 2007 elections.
While insisting that the PDP remained the only political party in the state, Emetulu promised to remain a faithful member of the party.
He added that he and his teeming supporters would not relent in efforts to contribute their quota to the growth of the party in the state.
He commended the leadership of the party in the state and expressed satisfaction at the way the affairs of the party was being piloted by the state party chairman, Chief Peter Nwaoboshi, and the state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan.
Receiving Mr. Charles Emetulu and his supporters, the chairman of the party in the Delta North Senatorial District, Chief Ben Obuh, described Emetulu as a dedicated member of the party until 2007 and said his return to the party was welcomed.
Obuh, who led other leaders of the party in the area to the well attended ceremony, said Emetulu had long ago returned to the party, adding that the decamping ceremony was just to make his return to the party formal and commended him(Emetulu) for his strong belief in the PDP.
Also speaking during the ceremony, the organizing secretary of the PDP, Chief Festus Ochonogor, told members of the party to remain united so as to achieve the partyâ€™s desire to be in power for 60 years.