By Festus Ahon
UGHELLIâ€”AT leastÂ twenty members of the Democratic Peoples Party, DPP, in Ogor clan, Ughelli North local government area, Delta State, have decamped to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Receiving the decampees, chairman of the PDP in the council area, Chief Alfred Onavwa said the PDP was one big united family that could accommodate every one of them and assured them that they would be carried along in the scheme of things in the party.
Onavwa held that the PDP was the only party in the country that could address the needs of the Nigerian masses, adding that the policies and programmes of the government in the state were people oriented. He advised councillors across the country to strive to carry their constituents along.
On his part, chairman of one of the Ogor wards, Mr. Monday Otorogba who also spoke during the ceremony, spoke in the same vein, adding that the PDP was meant for every one of them. He urged them to be steadfast, loyal and committed to the cause of the party.
Earlier in their remarks, the two councilors, Mr. Lawrence Okpako and Mr. Obakpororo Onokpasa who paid a thank you visit to the wards assured the people of the wards of adequate representation.
He said they would not betray the confidence reposed on them by the people and promised that they would ensure that the clan gets its fair share of the dividends of democracy from the council.
According to them, their priority was to make the two wards in the clan first among equals in the state and appealed to the people of the wards to give them the needed support in their quest to add value to their socio-economic lives.