Obielum, Ochor, Onyeme, Tilije jostle for PDP running mate –

Obielum, Ochor, Onyeme, Tilije jostle for PDP running mate – The Sun Nigeria

From Paul Osuyi, Asaba

Four members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ndokwa area of Delta State are jostling to run as deputy to the governorship candidate and Speaker of the House of Assembly, Sheriff Francis Oborevwori.

The party chieftains include business mogul, Godswill Obielum, Deputy Speaker, Christopher Ochor, Commissioner for Finance, Fidelis Tilije and Chairman of Board of Internal Revenue, Monday Onyeme.

Are you a Man 40 yrs and above? Do not miss the Vital Information, it goes off in 2 days! CLICH HERE to READ .

Daily Sun learnt that the deputy governorship slot was exclusively zoned to Ndokwa area of Delta North senatorial district following sharing of political offices to address issues of marginalisation and imbalance in the political equation in the state.

Sources said the decision was reached after series of meetings with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, who is also the PDP vice presidential candidate for the 2023 general election and party chieftains in Delta North.

READ ALSO:  #EndSARS victims yet to get justice, Amnesty International says

Although, about eight persons from the Ndokwa area had indicated interest, the list was pruned down to four in the series of meetings.

The governorship candidate, Oborevwori, in consultation with Governor Okowa and PDP leadership is expected to pick his running mate from the four.

Okowa is said to be favouring Onyeme as possible running mate but Ochor is also pulling the strings having worked closely with Oborevwori as deputy speaker in the past three years.

Sources claimed that Ochor dropped his ambition to return to the House on the grounds of micro-zoning within Ukwuani constituency where a section said it was their turn to produce the next representative.

On the other hand, is Tilije, an economist, who joined PDP after losing the governorship of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015.

Tilije, who also hails from Ukwuani like Ochor, has been in Okowa’s since 2015 first as commissioner for Water Resources and later commissioner for Finance.

READ ALSO:  Six states report 21 new COVID-19 cases 

Obielum’s chances of being picked appear slim as he hails from Ndokwa East Local Government Area which is also the locality of the PDP candidate for Ndokwa/Ukwuani federal constituency, Ezechi Nnamdi.

Partner with me, let’s get you making N500K to N500K a month! Skills open the doors to financial opportunities to learn it .

News Source


Tech Solutions with THE DGIT:

Build Your Websites and Mobile Apps

%d bloggers like this: