By Austin Ogwuda
Asabaâ€”CHAIRMAN of the Action Congress, AC, Chief Sam Egwarome says the party is presently being re-positioned in readiness for the forthcoming 2010 general elections, while maintaining that the recent exist of the partyâ€™s gubernatorial candidate in 2007 polls, Mr. Peter Okocha from the party would not shake the party in the state.
Fielding questions from our reporters in Asaba yesterday, Egwarome said â€œour party is in no way rattled by the exit of Okocha. In fact I must tell you that Okochaâ€™s exit has given a new lease of life to AC in Delta state. I donâ€™t want to say that it is a good riddance. Our hopes are high for the forthcoming elections.
The AC boss added that â€œwe are in the process of re-engineering AC Delta State so as to make it a viable platform for Deltans to realize their aspirations that is why we are calling on Deltans especially AC faithful to ignore the campaign of calumny as we assure Deltans that AC is the party to beat in 2011 general elections.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Speaker of the Delta state House of Assembly, and member representing Patani constituency, Mr. Basil Ganagana has described the allegation of non-performance levelled at him by the Patani Chiefs and Elders Forum â€œas a failed attempt by the Forum to smear his towering and intimidating political credentials.â€