By Austin Ogwuda
ASABAâ€”RESIDENTS woke up yesterday morning to find colourful posters announcing the entry of Minister of Niger Delta, Elder Godsday Orubebe, into the 2011 governorship race in Delta State.
Before now, there had been strong speculations that Orubebe, from Delta South Senatorial District, might be slugging it out with the incumbent governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, in 2011 over the governorship seat.
A ride round Asaba, the state capital, showed that pictures of the minister were pasted at strategic places.
Although the poster did not bear party platform, it sent a terse message: â€œThe Man we can trustâ€.
Political pundits who spoke to Vanguard on condition of anonymity, said, â€œthis poster has come to tell the doubting Thomasses that Orubebe will be running and it is a free world.â€
Meanwhile, a serving Commissioner in Governor Uduaghanâ€™s administration, Mr. Raymos Guanah, who is also one of the founding members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, has warned that any attempt to frustrate the people of Delta North Senatorial District from producing the governor in 2015, might force them to vigorously pursue the creation of Anioma state.
Guanah, who spoke with Vanguard recently, cautioned that â€œthe danger in anybody trying to prevent the people of Delta North from producing the governor in 2015 will tell the people that they are not welcome in Delta State and may opt for Anioma state which, to my mind, we should avoid.â€