By Amos Igbebe, Asaba
O’tega Emerhor’s Governorship Campaign Organization of the All Progressive Congress in Delta State has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of attempting to destabilize the APC in Delta State through alleged sponsorship of crisis in the APC leadership.
The allegation was made in a release where Fred Latimore, the Media Manager of Otega, claimed that the PDP at both national and Delta State levels was scared of the political clout of Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, the APC governorship candidate in the April 11, election, and was therefore engaged in manipulation to undermine his political leadership and influence.
Contrary to the general impression that the PDP had overwhelming victories in different categories at the last general election, Latimore argued that the battle was tough for the PDP in the state.
Only the huge financial resources deployed for the exercise and the various fraudulent measures employed managed to secure overall victory for the PDP, Latimore further alleged, asserting that the party was scared of the APC candidate.
In a statement, the Emerhor’s aide who described the PDP as a “sinking ship” said, “It is obvious that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) across the country is sinking. The party is engrossed in mirage of internal political crisis because of the confusion which arose from the monumental failure of President Goodluck Jonathan at the just concluded polls.
“The political craftsmen of the party are fading away, so also is their “rigging formula” except Delta State and a few other states where the incumbent Governors and their criminal political associates are still engaged in evil manipulation of electoral processes.
“The 2015 general election was not easy for the PDP in Delta State. They had sleepless nights holding crafty political meetings at various locations on how to suppress the rising political popularity of Olorogun O’tega Emerhor and the unprecedented crave for the All Progressives Party (APC) by the vast majority of Deltans.
“Olorogun Emerhor has deployed personal resources in large quantity to ensure that APC become what it is today in Delta State and still working so hard and spending hard earned money to project the party in Delta State.
“It is the “never-say-die” attitude of Emerhor that is creating uncomfortable political lacuna for the PDP cabal. At the moment, petty squabbles and malice have crept into the leadership of APC in the state, sponsored by the PDP political mafias who are hell-bent at ensuring that Deltans remain in the atmosphere of “hunger, acute poverty and decaying infrastructure.
“Olorogun Emerhor, the progressives and the APC will not relent; Delta State must be rescued from the stronghold of political vampires. Olorogun Emerhor remains the “Arrowhead” of APC in the state and very soon the party will take over political leadership from the PDP,” the statement added.