By: Ike Philip Abiagom
It was much like a multi-coloured fluorescent bulb and the light it threw on Delta North politics was soul-lifting. It was Senator Nwaoboshi,s first official visit to any local government after his official defection to APC.. So when the Senator Representing Delta North Senatorial District, Peter Nwaoboshi, touched base, the visit not only resuscitated his age-long political relevance in Delta North politics, it brought about gaiety and razzmatazz.
The lull in political activities was smashed as the new political leader of Delta North APC danced to the beats of local musicians, just as the younger ones, probably those trying to assert their relevance intermittently twerked to
the admiration of the host and hostess.
In the midst of the gaiety was the presence of men of the nation’s security agencies. Mobile police, took strategic positions at all the entry points into the palatial residence of the host, Chief Engr Hyacinth Enuha in Ogwashi Uku, Aniocha South LGA headquarters, even as they screened guests to forestall any security breach.
According to the host, Nwaoboshi’s visit to his house was historic, stating that it was time for leaders and members of the party from across the state to embrace peace and unity in the interest of the party,the only reason why the opposition had not been able to wrestle power from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the state was as a result of the disunity and division among the opposition leaders in the state.
Chief Enuha said that the lawmaker has brought not only leadership to the senatorial zone but also vigour and winning mentality stressing that he was convinced that PDP had never won elections outside rigging in the past in the
Senatorial district. He maintained that the leadership tussle that had beleaguer the unity and progress of the party in the senatorial zone has finally been put to rest as Senator Nwaoboshi, one of the highest elected office holder in
APC in Delta North, is now the leader of the party just as he expressed readiness to work with him harmoniously in that regard.
Chief Enuha also pleaded with other leaders to shun all forms of divisive tendencies and work together for the common interest of the party which is winning the 2023 general elections and bringing over 20 years of PDP misrule to an end.
Also Speaking on the significance of Nwaoboshi’s return, The Acting Delta North Caretaker Committee Chairman, Prince Fred Mordi,described the event as a successful return of politician with the Midas touch ,further stating that the mammoth crowd that welcomed Nwaoboshi have signposted that APC return was close to the heart of the good people of the
state.in addition he said “The homecoming of Senator Nwaoboshi and the supporters that trooped out in their large numbers to give him a rousing welcome was a very good development.
The Oracle of Delta Politics, Senator Representing Delta North Senatorial District and the Senate Committee Chairman on Niger Delta Affairs,Most Distinguished Peter Nwaoboshi has sued for peace and unity in the party, maintaining that it was time to end the divisions in the party in Delta state.“As from today, we should all know that we are one. The party
is not just about Enuha and myself, we still have other leaders. In politics, we drag who gets what, but while doing that, we must do it with civility. We must do it with humanity. We must not play it in a way that it becomes almost impossible to reconcile ourselves at the end of the exercise.
We will reach out to others. We will try to bring everyone on board. We respect everyone. We respect every leader of
the party in the state. All we want is that Delta North and Delta State is delivered to APC. Let’s reach out to other
leaders of the party and those who align and support them and their aspirations. I will work with everyone to ensure
that APC win future elections in the state through unity”.
The Senate Committee Chairman on Niger Delta affairs noted that his defection from the PDP was in the interest of his constituents whom he said he can no longer afford to watch suffer any form of political deprivation owing to opposition
politics. He also said that the people of Delta North will resist the call of those who has benefited from power rotation in the state and wants to truncate the unwritten gentleman agreement.
He charged the people of Delta North to be ready to stand up and support Delta Central Senatorial district in their rightful quest to take over from Delta North in 2023 in line with the rotational governorship that has been in existence since 1999 stressing that those who are scheming to truncate the system are enemies of peaceful coexistence and must fail.
He charged all APC leaders and members in the zone to come together and work for the overall victory of the party in
all future elections as the PDP is totally depleted and lacks the power and cohesion to win any future election in the
state and Delta North in particular.
Also being the new Delta North Leader does not translate to Sole Administrator. It will behove the Leader to consult , listen and work with all of us to ensure that peace and unity reign in Delta APC”