Let me start by commending the leadership and members of DC23 for their courage, doggedness, and commitment to ensure strict compliance with the rotational policy of the People’s Democratic Party come 2023.
You have done well and will always be on the good side of history anytime 2023 is mentioned in our political history as a people.
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However the news of DC23 trying to prune down Governorship aspirants from Delta central in the guise of cohesion came to us as a shock and I want to on behalf of the entire members and leadership of Osu Governorship movement Express our stance on the issue .
You will recall that OGM on the 15th of May shortly after DC23 was founded Expressed thier fears on the motive and true intentions of the group and its ability to avoid the temptation of Imposing a premeditated aspirant on the people of Delta central, an allegation that was vehemently put to rest by its leadership’.
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Recent events, however, seem to prove otherwise with the pronouncements by the leadership of the group to prune down the number of aspirants from Delta central.
It is pertinent to note that at the formation stage, Deltans were made to understand that the purpose of DC23 was mainly to advocate for the strict adherence to the rotational policy of the PDP and nothing else.
May I respectfully remind the group that it is on record that DC23 also assured Deltans when they adopted the acronym “Where Okowa Goes”, “We Go Go”. It further buttresses the point that they will interfere in the emergence of a candidate from Delta central.
We just hope they will screen out the choice of the Governor and that of the party leadership in their quest to prune down aspirants.
Perhaps it is also of extreme necessity to remind the group that the issue of zoning and pruning down aspirants from the affected senatorial district should best be handled by the party and its leadership, as any attempt by the group to foist their preferred candidate on our people through any means and device will not be in the best interest of the party or our people.
We at OSU also consider the move as a deliberate attempt to reduce the number of aspirants from the Osu federal constituency in order to make it easier for a particular candidate to emerge.
We also want to remind the leadership of DC23 that right from the inception of democracy, there has never been a time a pressure group from any senatorial district, in whatever guise, has screened and reduced the number of aspirants vying for the position of Governor in the state. the best they can do is to play an advisory role which is lawful and also understandable.
Moreso, the race leading to 2023 has not fully begun as no aspirant has visited the party officially to declare their intention to contest. It is therefore too early to start the pruning in the spirit of fairplay, equity, and justice.
It is also our candid opinion that we must give everybody the benefit of the doubt by coming out with their manifestos in order to give Deltans the opportunity to make an informed choice of who to lead them before the issue of reducing aspirants comes to bare.
We are being painfully subjected to the belief expressed earlier by the Osu Govenorshp Movement (OGM) that DC23 might have been set up to play a script geared towards paving the way for a premeditated and predetermined aspirant come 2023.
We also look at it as an attempt to hand twist, teleguide and reduce the options left to both His Excellency Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and the Party leadership to make decisions based on the wishes and aspirations of Deltans as it relates to 2023.
It is based on this premise and these assumptions that we would want to appeal to our leaders in DC23 to rescind their decision to prune down aspirants at this material point in time.
Let me reiterate that it is our firm conviction as a group that such roles should be left to the party and its leadership.
We believe that the party is in a better position and is well organised, well coordinated, and capable of managing the issue of pruning down aspirants and also taking decisions that will ultimately lead to victory come 2023.
We believe that strict compliance with the suggestions being put forward by us will erase every form of mutual suspicion, increase our level of integrity, mutual coexistence, and create an environment of unity, trust, and respect among us.
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