The immediate past governor of Delta State and Delta South APC senatorial hopeful, Emmanuel Uduaghan, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) will take over from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state in 2019.
Uduaghan, who defected to the APC last week in a statement entitled ‘Moving On To The Bigger Playing Field’, expressed this hope at Olomoro, Isoko South, where he paid a condolence visit to Chief Lucy Esigie, a chieftain of the APC in company of the APC state Chairman, Prophet Jones Erue, House of Representative hopeful, Mr. Joel Onowhakpo Thomas and other chieftains of the party.
The former governor warned that Delta State must not be in the opposition camp after the 2019 general elections.
Scores of supporters of the new APC leader gate-crashed the venue on hearing that Uduaghan was on their soil, with the visit being his first public appearance since his defection to APC.
The Delta South Senatorial hopeful told the crowd that people from the opposition have not gotten over the shock that hit them since his defection last week.
His words: “They have been trying to deconstruct the meaning of John the Baptist that I used in my defection statement.
“They are breaking their heads over it and wondering who and who will Uduaghan take to the APC.
“Well, my new role as John the Baptist would be to mobilise virtually every PDP member, not just in Delta State but also in the Niger Delta to the progressives’ fold.
“There are some people that we will not allow to cross over. They know themselves,” Uduaghan averred.
The former governor queried if the dividends of governance are reflective of the wealth Delta State produces since playing opposition three years after he left government and the people chorused a thunderous ‘No!’.
Continuing, Uduaghan said: “Moses grew up in the palace where everything was comfortable for him but the Lord told him that his people were suffering. “He charged Moses to leave the palace so as to liberate them.
“I have answered the call to return to active politics to liberate and unite our people who have been deeply polarised by the leadership of the PDP.
“I have come for APC to take over and I am leading the Take Over Squad,” he opined, adding that he pitched his tent with APC to liberate the state from the jaws of the PDP.