Delta SDP dumps Gbagi for Oborevwori
Delta State chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), yesterday, dumped its governorship candidate in the last election, Olorogun Gbagi, saying it’s not part of the case instituted against the governor-elect, Sheriff Oborevwori, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the election petition tribunal.
Chairman of SDP in the State, Oke Idawene, who disclosed this when he led other executive members and party stakeholders in the state to pay a congratulatory visit to Oborevwori in Asaba, said: “We, in agreement and unison, applied officially to the tribunal that we are not part of any litigations against your emergence.
“This visit is calculated to tell the world that we did not do it in hiding; we did it to say that before SDP, there is a Delta State, and that you are the governor-elect, and in few days, you will be the governor of Delta and not PDP. The entire Exco here is saying that everything we would need to do to ensure that you succeed in Delta, we will do it.
“We are also aware of some criticisms from Abuja, and I said we are Deltans, we are doing what Delta stands for, and not party affairs. As we leave here, some of us will be in the tribunal as agents of the party to justify that Gbagi was never ready for elections.”
He didn’t pay any agents and we have rejected him body, soul and spirit.
“We planned this visit to identify with this coming administration. You will be leading us for eight years and not four years. All litigations will go away; we are not going to say you are for someone else tomorrow whether PDP, SDP or All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). There is a state and that is what we stand for.”
In his remarks, Oborevwori said: “I am happy that you are here today. First, it is like coming back home, because you have been my friend. Just because you belong to another party, I decided to allow you, as chairman, to run your party.”