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2011: Delta lawmakers clamour for re-election

ASABA—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 “some of these power-hungry legislators have been lobbying; in fact, some of them bootlick to get the governor’s nod for smooth ticket for another tenure.

“But the governor, being a principled man, has not yielded, even though they have devised means of armtwisting him.   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.”

On its part, the State Chairman of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Peter Nwaoboshi, who spoke to Vanguard yesterday, said “there 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.

“Everyone 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 legislator  said to have been endorsed by PDP is a ruse because she is not even a member of the party, quote me.”


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