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Senator , the governorship candidate of the Delta All Progressives Congress (APC), has named Elder God’sday Orubebe, a former minister of Niger Delta affairs, as the director general of his campaign organisation.

 

This was said in a statement released by the organization’s Director of Communications and Media Strategy, Mr. Ima Niboro, on Wednesday in Abuja.

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Ejes Gist Newspaper recalls that the former minister of Niger Delta affairs, Orubebe, dumped the PDP on June 30, 2022 as a result of fallout from the Delta PDP Governorship Primary Election.

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Orubebe was recruited on board to enhance the organisation with his breadth of knowledge, according to Omo-Agege, who was quoted by Niboro.

“Orubebe and I will have important talks and consultations together. His legendary persistence will make things harder for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party” (PDP).

Come May 29, 2023, “we shall show PDP the road out of Government House together with the rest of the team,” he declared.

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He said that the Ijaw politician was chosen because of his knowledge, skills, and background.

“Having him on board boosts the campaign organisation immediately and creates a strategic redoubt of key grassroots stakeholders for the forthcoming campaign,” he claimed.

Orubebe was born on June 6, 1959 in the Delta Local Government Area (LGA) of Ogbobagbene.

He studied at the University of Lagos, where in 1985 he received a B.Sc. in Political Science. Later, he studied at Ambrose Alli University in Ekpoma and graduated with a master’s in international relations.

Orubebe served as a supervisory councillor before becoming chairman of the Burutu LGA.

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He was chosen by the late President Umaru Yar’Adua to serve as the Minister of Special Duties in July 2007. He later rose to the position of Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs when the ministry was established in December 2008.

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The Niger Delta Amnesty Programme was established by Orubebe, who collaborated with former President Goodluck Jonathan. The programme was successful in winning the support of most Niger Delta residents and bringing peace to the area.

In preparation for the 2015 general elections, he left his position in February 2014 to run for governor of Delta.

(NAN)

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