The Delta State Governor Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has said that he is not only a foundation member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but a life member of the party.
Governor Uduaghan who stated this at an interactive session with journalists in Asaba debunked the rumours that he would soon decamp to another political party to achieve his senatorial ambition, stating that nothing would make him leave PDP come what may.
He explained that Delta State is a PDP state where almost all its elected officials are members of the party and the few ones remaining in other political parties are just waiting for a date from the State Chairman of the party to cross over to PDP.
Dr. Uduaghan assured that he cannot leave the party because PDP is a grassroots based party and its strategy in Delta State is to ensure that it interfaced with the grassroots in all it does, adding that all government officials in the State know that they must attend their ward’s monthly meetings since it’s a better way to relate with its base in the wards.
He reiterated that PDP would wax stronger this year and would get more members, saying that there has been a lot of pressure on him to run for a seat in the senate, but when the right time comes he would make his choice known.
The Governor disclosed that there was an unwritten arrangement in which the senatorial seat rotates among the tribes in Delta South Senatorial District, stating that it was the turn of the Itsekiris to produce the next candidate for the senate.
He observed that he has the right to vie for a senatorial seat in his district if he wants because he has grown in the politics of the State and country over time and was an active member of PDP.
Dr. Uduaghan acknowledged that the party was having some challenges at the national level but that measures were been taken to tackle the challenges and called on all PDP members in other states to support the party.
He explained that the State Government will continue to liaise with members in other geopolitical zones to reduce the political distractions on the President to enable him concentrate on governance.
Delta State Government Press Release