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PDP chieftain lauds zoning policy

By Festus Ahon
UGHELLI—A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State, Chief John Agabi, has hailed the zoning policy of the party, adding that it was vital to providing solutions to the problematic political situation of the country.

He, however, insisted that the zoning policy of the party should be based on the six geo-political zones of the country. Agabi who spoke in a chat with newsmen in Ughelli, Delta State, yesterday, stressed the need for the zoning to be equitable and fair.

He said,  “the North had ruled the country for 38 years and the South, 12 years. They should also allow the South to balance up the 38 years that they have ruled.”

Reacting to  the alleged  adoption of Chief Ovie Omo-Agege by the Urhobo PDP caucus as governorship candidate in the state for 2011, Agabi said he does not have the political relevance in Urhobo politics.

“You may say that those who signed the communique do  not carry that weight, but even those Onuesoke had referred to as carrying that weight are also spent forces because they too have had their time to represent the Urhobo nation and they did not also perform well,” he said.

Reiterating that Omo-Agege was not adopted at that town hall meeting, Agabi said “it was stated in the communique that those present at that meeting should urge Omo-Agege to run for governorship.

It also appealed to other Deltans  that they saw the good qualities in Omo-Agege and that they should urge him to run. Onuesoke is playing to the gallery to support his paymaster.

He is of little political relevance in Agbarha-Otor and Ughelli North Local Government Area.”


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