This was contained in a press release made available to newsmen in Asaba Delta State.
This is coming barely 24 hours after Jones was defeated in his unit and ward, in the Isoko South Bye-election.
Despite being the state chairman of the party since inception, Jones Erue has never won his ward.
According to the press release which was made available by Chief Jacob Eyagomare, “the State chairman Prophet Jones Erue has failed in marketing the party to his household where he has his wife, children and domestic staff which amounts to an aberration, and it’s pertinent for him to honourably resign his position as Chairman, as there is no gainsaying that the party will continue to suffer massive defeat under his watch.
The statement read;
Political leadership is a unique phenomenon. Political leaders cannot function in democratic political systems until they gain voter’s support in this age of manufactured images recognition as modern political arrangement tends to present leaders as the key actors in projecting a political vision and offering critical solutions in the actualization of any political dreams.
APC Delta state has been known for the long slogan of take-over Delta state since its formation under the leadership of Prophet Jones Erue without any iota of concrete measure or strategy to actualize it.
The just-concluded Isoko South constituency 1 bye-election in Delta state where APC suffered a shameful defeat in history is the worst of all defeats the party has received in contemporary time.
That the party APC scored 2 votes in a polling unit in the bye-election is not bad, but it is an aberration when such votes emanated from the polling unit of the State Chairman of the party in Delta state, where cognizance is taking to the fact that party chairman has his immediate family as the first point of call to market the party before marketing to other.
The state chairman Prophet Jones Erue has failed in marketing the party to his household where he has his wife, children and domestic staff which amounts to an aberration, and it’s pertinent for him to honourably resign his position as Chairman, as there is no gainsaying that the party will continue to suffer massive defeat under his watch.
However, the freakish paradigm of the state chairman Prophet Jones Erue leading the party to opt for gonzo-journalism is an old-style political strategy that is obsolete and not in vogue in contemporary politics.
Truth be said without any fear or favour, the party suffered incurable defeat in the polls due to the leadership style of the chairman and the continuous falsity of well-known facts that affected the party toward its preparation for the bye-election and the gimmickry-media tactics of painting the bye-election as a theatre of war by the party is nothing but a lazy-man style of accepting electoral defeat, which will do more harm to the party in Delta state because elections are won at the polling units.
Section 14 (2a) of the 1999 constitution states vividly that sovereignty belongs to the people from whom any authority derives its legitimacy. Prophet Jones Erue APC state chairman has been rejected by his immediate household, family, kindred and community. Hence, it is misplaced of leadership for Prophet Jones Erue who could not win his polling units residing in front of his family compound since the formation of the party except in 2019 when the polling unit was co-host to the party’s candidate, to continue to lead people who have won their polling units far away from their home for the party repeatedly because leadership is by example.
The party in Delta state has four elected, political office holders, with two in the National Assembly (one in the red and the other in the green chamber respectively) and the remaining two in the state house of assembly was born out of the readily, commitment and passion of members to win their polling units for the party despite all odds in a general election that is more porous to all evil vices. The act of winning these aforementioned seats has become a major revenue source to the party in the state which the chairman has been a strong benefactor.
Conclusively, we join thousands of right-thinking members who are in the bid to remove the excrescence from the party in other to activate the strategy to win further elections in the state. We humbly call on the state chairman Prophet Jones Erue to resign.
God bless All Progressive Congress
God bless Delta state
God bless Nigeria
Chief Jacob Eyagomare
Apst. Chigozie Udoka
Mrs Emenike Peace O.
Director R & D
Mr. T. Pere Brut
Chief Fovie Efenigho A.
Com. Innocent Ewomazino Ojile