Following the announcement of the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Chief Emmanuel Edesiri Aguariavwodo, as the winner of the Delta Central Senatorial District bye-election, Delta State Governor, Dr.Emmanuel Uduaghan has attributed the party’s victory at the polls to its strong ward structure.
Dr. Uduaghan who made this revelation at a victory party held at his house in Warri, said that the victory had shown that the PDP had built a strong ward structure in the State, urging its members not to go to sleep because of the victory, but rather work towards strengthening their wards.
The Governor advised them to remain united and not be carried away by this victory alone but instead should intensify grassroot preparation for future elections.
He emphasized that Ward Chairmen were the most important party supporters in any party structure, urging all party members to support them and rally round them.
The Governor said that with the resounding victory at the Delta Central Senatorial district bye-election, PDP has shown the whole world that they are the party to beat in any election, stressing that the party had reclaimed its lost mandate and its reconciliatory moves had been successful.
He also reminded PDP party faithfuls that the party was supreme, saying that if the party had not projected them, they should remain patient and faithful and stop jumping from one party to the other as their own time will come.
While congratulating Chief Aguariavwodo for his victory, Dr. Uduaghan advised him to always remember his roots when he gets to the Senate, stressing that he must bring the dividends of democracy to the Urhobo people, advising that he always find time to come back home and consult with his people and also to ensure the dividends of democracy gets to the people.
On his part, the Delta Central Senatorial District winner, Chief Emmanuel Edesiri Aguariavwodo, thanked the people of Delta Central for their support, promising that he was going to do his best in ensuring that he brings the dividends of democracy to his people, eulogizing Governor Uduaghan for his excellent leadership quality exhibited throughout the election period.
The Delta State PDP Chairman, Chief Peter Nwaoboshi, who also spoke at the occasion, pleaded with PDP members to stop destroying themselves, noting that it was only when the house was divided that other parties can defeat them.
The PDP Chairman thanked the other aspirants for their understanding, stressing that PDP would not have had the victory they were celebrating if the other aspirants had revolted against the party for not picking them.