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2015 Elections: Delta, Imo, Benue governorship aspirants pick PDP nomination forms


ABUJA – A governorship aspirant for Delta State, Dr John Akwara, has said that he will ensure equity, peace and progress in the state, if given the opportunity to rule the state in 2015.

He said this on Monday in Abuja while addressing newsmen after picking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination and expression of interest forms to contest the 2015 elections.

The aspirant promised to alleviate poverty in the state and ensure youth empowerment if elected.

He promised to enthrone righteousness among the people because, according him, to righteousness is the key to development.

“When the people are righteous, they will do the right things and corruption will the minimised if not completely eradicated.”

He, however, claimed to have a credential which no other aspirant in the race had because of his link with the three senatorial districts of the state.

He, however, said because the party was supreme, He promised to abide by the party’s decision, especially with regards to its governorship primaries slated for Nov. 29 because of its supremacy.

Akwara contested the House of Representatives election in 2011 and had practiced medicine for 28 years.

He is the ninth aspirant from Delta that had picked the forms to contest the state governorship election in 2015 from the PDP national headquarters.

Some others from the state include Antony Obuh, Dr Adrew Warri, Mrs Ndidi Abanum, Ngozi Olejeme, Chief Oghenovo Omene and Mr Ovie Omo-Agege.

Mr Terhemen Tarzoor, a former Speaker, Benue House of Assembly and an aspirant for the state 2015 governorship election, also picked the forms.

He, however, said that as a respecter of the party`s rules and regulations, he would abide by whatever decision that was taken at the party`s governorship primaries slated for Nov. 29.

Tarzoor expressed optimism that whatever stakeholders in the state decided on zoning would be resolved in his favour.

He said though everybody from the Idoma-speaking part of the state was eminently qualified to govern the it, the stakeholders had to decide the fate of the state.

Tarzoor expressed confidence of being abreast with his political environment, adding that he had extensively consulted with the state`s stakeholders, including the current governor.

“I have been given the green light from Benue state to pick my nomination forms and that`s why I am here,’’ he said.

Mr Julius Kpaduwa, another governorship aspirant from Imo picked the forms to contest the state`s governorship election in 2015.

He said it was regrettable that Imo had no right leadership for long, adding the time for change had come, adding that he was the right person to bring the change.

The aspirant said picking the forms marked a new beginning for Imo and expressed optimism that the people would elect him as their next governor because of his pedigree.

He said that joining the race would give Imo people the opportunity to have a physician with passion for development as their governor.

Also at the PDP national headquarters, Mr Tamunosisi Jaja picked the forms to contest Rivers governorship election.

He, however, said that he did not need anybody to endorse him for the race, adding that the most important endorsement was that of God.

He made the remark in reaction to the alleged endorsement of the immediate past Minister of State for Education, Dr Nyesom Nweke, by some PDP stalwarts as Rivers next governor.

“As a Christian, my Bible tells me that power comes from God and when God says yes, no one can say no; what we are praying for is the grace of God and whoever is endorsed also needs the grace of God,’’ he said.

He said having been in the Rivers House of Assembly for 12 years, he had the required qualification to govern the state.

The aspirant expressed support for the zoning principle for equity, justice and fairness. (NAN)

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