UGHELLI — AS the jostle for who takes over the Delta Central Senatorial seat, which became vacant due to the death of Senator Pius Ewherido heats up, the leadership of the Urhobo Political Congress, UPC, has advised the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the 2011 election, Chief Ighoyota Amori not to contest the forthcoming by-election.
Chief Amori, who is the National Chairman of UPC, however, insisted that he would participate in the election, reiterating that it was an opportunity for him to reclaim the senatorial mandate allegedly given to him in 2011 by his people.
Amori in a text message, said: “I am in the race; opinion of one man cannot deter me from running.
“Withdraw for who? All interested UPC members were requested to present themselves for assessment before we can choose who is more qualified electorally.
“So, the personal opinion of one individual, who does not like my face from the beginning of politics, is irrelevant to our collective resolve. I can assure you that I will win as we have been asked to face the party primaries of PDP.”
Leadership of the group after a meeting with the former Secretary to the Delta State Government, SSG, Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege, based their insistence on Chief Amori’s withdrawal from the race on the need for PDP and UPC to present a more acceptable candidate for wresting the senatorial seat from Democratic Peoples Party, DPP.