An All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Delta state, Chief Sunny Ofehe, has pleaded with leaders of the party in the state to unites so as to challenge the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the governorship election in the state.
Speaking when he led his campaign team on a courtesy visit to Delta APC leader, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, the aspirant particularly called on Emerhor and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege to come together to harmonize the party to be prepared for the 2019 polls.
Ofehe said that leaders of various blocs of the party must bury the hatchet of the past and forge a formidable forge ahead the primaries.
“I see the need for APC to take over this state. I see the need for every one of us to work together to deliver this state for APC. “There is power in unity,” he said.
The Netherlands-based activist-turned-politician however urged Emerhor and other party leaders to ensure a level playing field for all governorship aspirant, saying that anyone who is interested in the race should be allowed to go into the field and whoever emergences should be adequately supported without ill-feelings.
According to him, it is a fact that the internal wrangling occasioned by the divided congresses has punched a big hole in the party’s political machinery but he insisted that the leaders can heal the wounds if they put party interest above personal interest.
“You will agree with me that we have been battling a divided house. And I want to use this opportunity to make something clear; I’m not in any of the camps because I am for the unity of the party”.
Ofehe said that he decided to visit Emerhor as a leader of the party because he believed he has the capacity to genuinely initial the reconciliation process.
According to him, while the wrangling lasted, he decided not to pitch tent to any of the tendencies because as an aspirants he believe his aspirations would cover everyone, bridge the disunity gap and reconcile the people.
He explained that why he attended the congresses earlier held on Saturday facilitated by other party leaders including Senator Omo-Agege was because of the exigencies of his scheduled, believing that the Delta APC as one party would harmonise no matter where one belong at that time.
“However I mandated some of my people to also make themselves present for the Monday one. So my physical attendance of the Saturday one didn’t in any way put me in the camp of anybody.
“But the most important thing is that we would unite because in disagreed we get agreement and we will come together because if our house is divided then we are giving Okowa-led PDP a smooth run to a second term which will hypnotize our people for another four year of doom and great recession”.
Ofehe said that he’s in the race because he cannot continue to watch infrastructure decay in Delta state as a civil society organisation expert after living in Europe for close to 23 years and know hundreds of opportunities that the state can tap into.
He called on the leadership of the party in the state to be fair and bring support a good candidate that can stand the PDP in the election.