By Godwin Oghre
Sapele — Chief Ede Dafinone of Democratic Peoples Party, DPP, who will lock horns with Chief Emmanuel Aquariavwodo of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor of All Progressives Congress, APC and Chief Andi Osawota of the Labour Party, in Saturday’s by-election, said yesterday, that he was in the race to give better life to the people of the area.
Dafinone, at a DPP rally in Sapele Local Government Area, also said he remains the best of all the candidates jostling for the position, adding that if elected, he would use the office to prevail on the three tiers of government to bring speedy infrastructural development to the area.
Dafinone, who said that he joined the party in 2010, added that the party has the required manifesto that would ensure the dividends of democracy for the people of Nigeria, and urged the people to align with the party with the view of entrenching enduring democracy across the country.
Meanwhile, the National Association of Nigerian Student, NANS, yesterday, backed Dafinone’s senatorial ambition. The student body, through its President of Senate, Mr. Nyanabo Maxwell, said that the students have given their support for Chief Dafinone, following what he described as “Chief Dafinone’s scholarship scheme, which has seen over 10,000 Nigerian students currently studying in various Institutions of higher learning across the globe with free tuition.”
However, chairman of DPP in Delta State, Chief Tony Nzeagu, has cautioned politicians in the state to allow a level playing ground for all contestants in Saturday’s by-election.
Nzeagu, who gave the advice said that the party will no longer go to court to seek legal redress in the event of any electoral malpractice at any election in the state, but that party members would cast their votes and wait for the result, no matter the time and circumstances of the election, with a view to checkmating any attempt to rig the election and will do everything possible to resist rigging at the election.
DPP chieftain in Delta State, Chief Great Ogboru, who was at the rally, said that he came to sue for peace, patience and perseverance of party members and advised the people of the area to be steadfast and vote in accordance with their conscience, with a view to electing a credible candidate in the election.