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Uduaghan, Ex-Delta Governor, Returns To PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Delta chapter, on Monday, commended the immediate past governor of the state, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, for returning to the party.

The party, in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Dr Ifeanyi Osuoza, described the move as ‘timely and a sort of homecoming’.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that Uduaghan, a two-term governor of the state under the platform of PDP, had defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2018.

Receiving the former governor, the PDP said it was a home-coming, adding that the umbrella was big enough to accommodate everyone.

“We are excited that our former governor is back home. Politics is about the people. Recent political developments in Nigeria have also shown that power and relevance come from the people.

“This is in addition to the fast-changing political atmosphere in the country. And the Uduaghan we know is not unmindful of these facts.

“As a political party, we fully appreciate the fact that his return back home may also not be unconnected with the desire to be reunited with his friends, political soul mates and supporters.

“However, it is gratifying to note that our great party is again making deep and appreciable inroads into the political space.

“Our inclusive politics, consensus-building disposition, egalitarianism, good governance records, patriotism and all the qualities that distinguish us from others, are already speaking for us.

“Therefore, we are very happy to welcome our former governor and all the returning party members back into our fold,” the party said.

It also promised to be fair to all “as we prepare to rebuild our battered country.”

According to PDP, there could not have been a better time to join hands and begin the process of reconstruction and reconciliation than now.

The party said that if offered hope with its liberal and forward-looking leaders across the country ‘in this season of uncertainties’.

It said that the return of Uduaghan and other PDP stalwarts would significantly energise the ongoing efforts at rebuilding the country.

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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