By Godwin Oghre
Sapele — Chief Julius Ogboru, who few months ago dumped the Democratic People’s Party, DPP, led by his younger brother, Chief Great Ogboru, and defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that he is a political field marshal in Nigeria, particularly in Delta State.
Julius Ogboru, Special Adviser on Community Matters to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, said in Sapele that he stood behind his younger brother, Great, during his younger brother’s four times fierce gubernatorial contest against former Governor James Ibori and Uduaghan, noting that the political popularity his younger brother is enjoying within and outside Nigeria was because of his (Julius) hard work and that of his followers, who worked assiduously with him.
He said that DPP in Delta State led by Great Ogboru, was dead, following his exit from the party, adding that all his political followers had defected with him to PDP. leaving DPP a dead party.
Asked if his defection to PDP has affected his relationship with his brother, he said he had no regret over his defection to PDP.