ASABAâ€”AHEAD 2011 general elections, majority of the legislators in Delta State House of Assembly are clamouring for a comeback, including those spending their third tenure.
As a result of the clamour, some of the legislators are allegedly having a face-off with the state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, who they have approached to help achieve their bid.
Authoritative sources told Vanguard that â€œsome of these power-hungry legislators have been lobbying; in fact, some of them bootlick to get the governorâ€™s nod for smooth ticket for another tenure.
â€œBut the governor, being a principled man, has not yielded, even though they have devised means of armtwisting him.Â Â As a result, they became angry and if you have noticed, they (lawmakers) have not been attending some important state functions because of the face off.â€
On its part, the State Chairman of the ruling Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Peter Nwaoboshi, who spoke to Vanguard yesterday, said â€œthere is no blanket endorsement for office seekers, including the legislators. If they tell you there is going to be blanket endorsement, it is a lie.
â€œEveryone is going to face the normal process of re-election. So dismiss that as a gimmick and I want to make it clear here that the female legislatorÂ said to have been endorsed by PDP is a ruse because she is not even a member of the party, quote me.â€