Edojah to Delta North: Choose between PDP chairmanship and governorship
By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor
Former Commissioner for Special Duties in Delta State, Chief Solomon Edojah, has warned political stakeholders from Delta North senatorial district, that their desire to produce the governor for the state in 2015 could be jeopardized by their holding-on to chairmanship position of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Edojah, himself a chieftain of PDP from Delta Central Senatorial district, warned that other districts in the state would not watch Delta North go for the governorship while holding on to the chairmanship.
Noting that the chairmanship of the party had traditionally been rotated to the zone not producing the governor, Edojah said the increased interest by politicians from the North in the chairmanship could be a risk to the gubernatorial quest by the zone.
Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, who is in his second term in office is from Delta South while the incumbent party chairman, Chief Peter Nwaoboshi is from Delta North.
Noting that there was an arrangement for the rotation of offices across the state which he said he supported in championing the election of Uduaghan, Edojah said:
“If Delta North truly wants to govern the state, they must show it by conceding the office of the party chairman to Delta Central, that is, if they truly mean it. But if they are just joking or just want to play to the gallery, then they can continue to think about having both offices.
“In any case, the office of chairman will come first and the calculations are starting. So the earlier they begin to think about leaving that office out, the better for their future demand.”