The Delta State governorship aspirant under the All Progressive Congress, APC, Dr. O’diakpo Obire, has dumped the party with his teeming supporters for the Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA,following what he described as too much internal crises and leadership tussle in the state chapter of the APC.
This was disclosed yesterday to newsmen during an expanded meeting of the Obire Support Group (OSG) held in Sapele, Sapele local government area with the entire structure of the group across the state fused into the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), Delta State chapter.
The State Coordinator of the Obire Support Group, Chief Felix Ekure in his address, commended the leaders, directors and local government coordinators of the group for their steadfastness and commitment in driving the liberation agenda of Dr O’diakpo Obire to the grassroots.
The motion for the group to join PPA was moved by Comrade Agbaratuwa Ufuoma, Coordinator, Obire Support Group, Uvwie local government and was seconded by Mrs. Janet Sodje, Coordinator Obire Support Group, Udu local government area.
The State Chairman of Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), Chief Fred Obi, who expressed satisfaction, said PPA is prepared and ready to take over the state in the 2019 general elections and that they are proud working with a not-too-young-to-run Dr. Obire, a man with vision.
Obi said: “Obire has the courage, drive and determination to fix Delta State, that is in the throes of death because of poor leadership. l know there will be a new lease of life in Delta having Obire as the governor under PPA party.”
Obire, confident of his chances in getting elected into office as the state governor, stated that visionary leadership is not rocket science, assuring that he has put together a manifesto that would be carefully implemented to positively change the fortunes of the State.
He said, “We cannot continue to suffer in the midst of the abundance that God has imbued our state with, but while pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. Deltans now have the opportunity, through their PVCs, to put an end to poverty, decaying infrastructure, poor healthcare, unemployment, etc, by supporting me.