By Fred Latimore Oghenesive
The ongoing 2023 governorship electioneering process obviously prohibits a consensus candidate arrangement, and the state leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, made it abundantly clear that the democratic order of free, fair and transparent primaries across board will be strictly adhered to.
There was no consensus arrangement in 1999, 2007 and 2015. There shall be no give and take or consensus arrangement in the ongoing struggle for Delta PDP ticket for 2023 Guber election.
Consensus arrangement has been rejected by stakeholders across board because it may favour any unpopular, unscrupulous and rejected aspirant.
Fake news making the round is that some unpopular aspirants and their political godfathers are busy lobbying heaven and earth, so as to impose their rejected and unpopular aspirants on Deltans, through the back door.
Feelers from PDP national Secretariat in ABUJA revealed that no consensus candidate will be imposed on the people of Delta State and that all the aspirants must test their popularity and political pedigree at the primaries.
Rumour mongers have it that famous political godfathers already concluded arrangements for their stooges and financial consultants to grab PDP Guber ticket through directives from above. It is laughable as no such arrangement is foreseeable.
There is a new Sheriff in town. The Sheriffied teams across the three senatorial districts are on ground, and we are very sure of victory for the Pan Delta governorship aspirant and Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, JP., the incoming Peoples Governor.