By Austin Ogwuda, Emma Arubi, Festus Ahon & Godwin Oghre
Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State, Thursday, declared his intention to run for Delta South senatorial district election in 2015.
Uduaghan, while speaking with journalists in Asaba, said that there was an unwritten zonal arrangement on where the senatorial race would go at every point in time.
He said: “This unwritten understanding gives the opportunity to the Itsekiri race, in the senatorial district, to take its turn and I have every right to do that.
“When it comes to the issue of election, I have a lot to offer, but the election being one year from now is not what I should break my head over.”
Refuting the allegation that he was defecting to another political party, Uduaghan said that there was no need for such a move.
He added that he was a foundation and a life time member of People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
“There is nothing that will ever make me to leave the party. I will swim and sink in PDP and I also know that the party will not sink. I will continue to be a member of PDP because Delta is a complete PDP state.
“Few persons in the opposition parties who have not defected to PDP are still waiting for a date to do so,” he said.
He assured the people of the state and Nigeria at large that the present challenge facing the party would soon become a thing of the past, adding that PDP remained a strong-based party that would be difficult to beat.
Uduaghan announced that PDP was already putting some strategies in place to address its challenges.
The governor, who commended the party faithful in the state and its members in the state and the National Assembly, appealed to them to support the party, President Goodluck Jonathan and his 2015 political ambition.