By Festus Ahon
UGHELLI—THE Urhobo National Voters Assembly, UNVASS, has called on Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege, a gubernatorial aspirant in Delta State in the forthcoming 2011 elections, to dump the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for another political party.
The group in a statement, yesterday, after its meeting in Ughelli, Delta State, stressed the need for Omo-Agege to dump the PDP, accusing the PDP of being known for the imposition of candidates.
The group in the statement by its national chairman, Mr Desmond Okiki, said the only way Omo-Agege could achieve his gubernatorial ambition was for him to dump the PDP for another party.
“We urge Omo-Agege to dump the PDP and seek the mandate of another political party to realize his gubernatorial ambition because of the impending imposition and crisis in the ruling party, PDP.
“With the electoral reforms coupled with the integrity of Prof Attahiru Jega, the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and the one man one vote campaign, we are sure the elections will be free and fair,” the group said.
“The general election will be credible and any popular candidate with credibility and good programme for suffering citizens of Delta State will carry the day.
“The PDP in Delta State is crisis_ridden and INEC and the NWC of the PDP have insisted on conduct of fresh congress to replace the Mr Peter Nwaoboshi led executive of the party in the state, which has resulted in the litigation between the executive and those led chief E.K Clark.
“We therefore urge Obarisi Ovie Omo_Agege to consider other credible platform such as the ACN, LP or CPC to avoid the crisis that will consume the PDP as the people are solidly behind his aspirations.”