The Peoples Democratic Party stakeholders in Delta North have opposed Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s second tenure.
This decision was taken after an enlarged meeting of Anioma people after taking what was described as a ‘critical look’ at events in the last few years in the state.
A communiqué made available to LEADERSHIP in Asaba, declared that “the people of Anioma ethnic nationality under the auspices of the PDP Delta North stakeholders forum, firmly support the appointment of Professor Attahiru Mohammed Jega as INEC chairman, in line with his strong desire to conduct credible free and fair elections in 2011.
“The forum remains committed to the Anioma ethnic nationality producing the governor in 2015.
“Anioma people shall no longer tolerate the abject poverty and neglect suffered in the hands of the current regime,” it added.
It stated that there were lack of basic infrastructure in the state capital, Asaba, and in other major towns, such as Ogwashi-Uku, Isele-Uku, Agbor, Kwale and Obiarukwu.
The communiqué signed by the leaders of the 10 districts in the area, further stated that Uduaghan’s government had nothing to show for the N650 billion it received from the federation account since May 29,2007.
“Anioma people, in this regard, pass a vote of no confidence on the governor and disassociate ourselves from his illusionary and greedy second term bid.”
They resolved that Barrister Ovie Omo-Agege was their choice for the governorship election in 2011. They added that Anioma people would support President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the 2011 presidential election.
They also commended Chief Edwin Clark for his resilience and fight for an egalitarian society.