Delta south APC supports power rotation
The leadership of All Progressives Congress; Delta South Senatorial District has thrown its weight behind power rotation in the state, noting that the gubernatorial primaries will be a contest between those who believe in power rotation as an effective strategy to win the general election because it accommodates the unique interest of minorities.
APC Delta South leaders, made this disclosure at the end of the Delta South Senatorial District meeting held on Sunday 4th March, 2018, convened by the Delta South Senatorial Chairman, Mr. Yemi Omaghomi.
According to the APC Delta South leaders,” With this development, the governorship aspiration of Chief Great Ogboru and other candidates from Delta Central in 2019 might be a difficult position, as the Delta South Senatorial delegates may all likely cast their votes for candidates from Delta North
“We unequivocally supports the quest of Delta North APC to produce the Governorship Candidate of our great party in the 2019 gubernatorial election in Delta State provided however that such candidate must commit to serving one term of four years.
“The request of Delta North APC is fair, just and equitable as it guarantees all ethnic groups, particularly the minority ethnic groups, in our dear State fair access to the Governorship seat of the State.
“The request of Delta North APC is within the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and the Constitution of our great party. In particular, Article 20(vi) of the APC Constitution provides: “Without prejudice to Article 20(ii) and (iii) of this Constitution, the National Working Committee shall subject to the approval of the National Executive Committee make Rules and Regulations for the nomination of Candidates through Primary Elections. All such Rules, Regulations and Guidelines shall take into consideration and uphold the principle of Federal Character, gender balance, geo-political spread and rotation of offices, to as much as possible, ensure balance within the constituency covered.
“The Delta South APC leaders also urged all members of the party to remain steadfast and gird their loins as the party prepares for the epochal battle to dislodge the PDP government in Delta State”.