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PDP isn’t Ijaw Party –Sen Oboro

Contrary to the pronouncement by Governor Dickon of Bayelsa state that the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, is an Ijaw party, an Elder of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Senator Felix Oboro has kicked against that claim in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital.

Senator says Governor Dickson has perhaps made that statement to abuse the insensitive brains of Ijaw peoples’ political history.

According to him, the Ijaws had always join hands with the political elites in the North during general election right from the time of Aguiyironsi and late Isaac Boro who rebelled against the government for freedom.

However, the political scenario was deliberately diverted on the part of powerful governors who influence their people when former president Goodluck Jonathan lost the 2015 general elections to Buhari which the South-South and South East voted on party lines.

He explained that when APC governments grab power in Bayelsa state, there will be plenty of political education to take place for Ijaw people in Bayelsa state to learn.

He is of the view that if some ignorant people are benefiting from PDP led government today, the non beneficiaries should exercise patience about it. Their time he noted will definitely come.

He further stressed that it is northerners that developed the Ijaw land and whole of Niger Delta region, adding that the facts are clear.

Asked why Governor Dickson is today friendly with Timipre Syva whom he castigated regularly at any given occasion and started attacking Senator Lokpobiri, Senator Oboro however don’t see how Governor Dickson is attacking Lokpobiri. But the point is that people can criticize your government if it is not satisfying them. Senator Lokpobiri and others has right to criticize Governor Dickson’s led administration.

On the issue of former president Goodluck Jonathan for blasting APC  not on ground to win elections in Bayelsa state, Senator Oboro queried why the former president made that ignorant statement and went further to probe how he became governor of Bayelsa state.

He disclosed that the PDP has two delegates’ lists, one for and another for Alaibe.

It was agreed that the delegates should be shared 50, 50 per cent by the two candidates but powers be at Abuja decided that 60 per cent should be given to him and 40 percent for Alaibe which he described as undemocratic. After all, OBJ asked Alaibe to step down for him.

Senator was also asked why his party did not partake in the LGA chairmanship elections of the state, he said he lacks the power to comment on that, saying that it is only the national headquarters of the party that can make comment.


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