By Gbenga Ojo, News/Comments, September 28, 2020
As the former Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan officially returns to his former fold, the People Democratic Party, PDP, some political analysts have described the defection as normal in the Nigerian political circle, stressing that most politicians lack integrity and they are like political prostitutes. Meanwhile, the opposition party in the state, All Progressive Congress, APC, have said that, there is no cause for alarm, stressing that, the former Governor was admitted into the party out of compassion.
In a statement released by the party this evening to Afrikanwatch Network through its Publicity Secretary, Sylvester Imonina, Esq, APC described Uduaghan’s defection as no harm to the party. The release further reads: “In the past two weeks, there have been rumours of perfection of plans by the former Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan to defect to PDP. Today, the 28th of September, 2020, those behind the rumours have justified their claim. Well, for records purpose, the former Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan came into APC as a loner (Nicodemusly) and have left to where (PDP) he came from same way. In politics and in line with freedom of association as guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, he has the right to choose whosoever to associate with for whatever reasons. However, he should not forget the fact that when PDP was uninhabitable for him, he was housed by Delta APC despite the fact that he did not come to APC with anybody under the guise of being a self-acclaimed “John The Baptist” which eventually proved to be a deceitful mission. Delta APC will not miss him in any way because APC accommodated him out of compassion as an orphaned politician displaced by the same PDP he has returned to. We wish him well”.