Executive Assistant to Governor of Delta State on Communication, Dr Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe has said that It is no longer strange to the good people of Delta State that the Delta State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its leaders are prone to social media politics especially when they are lobbying for hot cakes and juicy political appointments at the Presidency.
He asserted in a statement that Deltans where again thrown to another round of laughter on Sunday July 2, when an online newspaper, The New DIPLOMAT wailed aloud with a screaming headline titled: “2019: Panic Grips PDP As APC Plots To Unseat Okowa.”
According to him, the story ended without any convincing political and mobilization strategies of how the APC national and state structures intends to unseat the indefatigable workaholic and smart governor of Delta State. It only mentioned names of some big politicians in the recessed and moribund APC government.
“I am moved with endless pity for APC Delta and its leaders. Elections are not won on pages of newspapers and on the cyberspace. For the avoidance of doubt, Chief Great Ogboru and Olorogun Otega Emerhor in time past ganged up against PDP and its candidate under the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) and both crashed like a pack of card.
“Therefore, their recent political reunion is not knew to Deltans and shall crash shamefully again come 2019.
“May I also add that Prof Pat Utomi is a super breed academician but not a grassroots politician. I am pretty sure that there are several American and British Universities waiting to contract him as a super Professor of Political Economy. It will be a herculean task for Utomi to win one LGA in Delta State should he fly APC guber ticket in 2019.
“Ogboru is already a spent politician with no credibility in terms of ability to win elections coupled with the fact that his company, Fiogreat Limited was recently declared as a weak going concern by the Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON).
“Delta State treasury is not available for the payment of huge bank loans obtained by Fiogret Limited or any other company for that matter.
“Ogboru is strongly advised to sort out himself and reposition his private company before thinking of contesting the guber election in 2019.
“There are also strong indications that APC will not allow Ogboru to fly its flag in 2019, which may have accounted for the reason why APGA Party signs are all over Abraka, the capital of Ogboru’s failed governorship ambition spanning nearly two decades.
“On a final note, PDP under the leadership of Gov Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa in Delta State, is solid and fully in-charge of the political mobilization of the grassroots in the State.
“The enviable performance of the Okowa administration speaks volume and Deltans more than ever before are willing and ready to re-elect him come 2019,”the statement added.