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Delta 2023: Another guber aspirant, Ofobruku snubs lobby group’s report

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says panel’s report a mere joke

Another guber aspirant in the Delta State guber race, Hon Efe Ofobruku has snubbed DC-23 screening committee dismissing its report as a mere joke.

www.tracknews.ng reports this is coming barely 48hours after Chief Fred Majemite, Chief Ejaife Odebala pooh-poohed, the screening committee’s report that condensed the number of aspirants to five with the hope of further decongesting the list to three.

Ofobruku while addressing a press conference on Thursday described the development as “a mere joke to say I was not cleared.

Hear Him:

“For the avoidance of doubt I Hon. Efe Ofobruku the foremost Governorship aspirant on the platform of our party the PDP expressed concern and lack of faith in the composition of the screening committee ab initio.

“I have been Screened at different times by our party, cleared by INEC and contested and won elections and served full terms without hiccups.

“So it becomes a mere joke or smoke screen to say I was not cleared by a panel I never believed its composition and with no known criteria for justification of its outcome.

” My participation even with obvious conflict of interest in the membership was a way of giving what is Caesars to Caesar and that which is God’s to God.

Read full statement below:

Good Morning Gentle men of the Press, Ladies and Gentle men.

I bring you warm greetings in this festive period as the Christmas and New Year Celebrations approach.
I have called you all here today after due consultations with my leaders, supporters and party faithfuls across Delta state.

Just very recently precisely Monday the 13th of December, the said screening committee set by DC-23 to screen Governorship Aspirants who are members of the DC-23 submitted its report. Whereas I have not been officially communicated by either the said Committee or DC-23 of the outcome but was shocked by what I read from various news media as the content of the submitted report.

For the avoidance of doubt I Hon. Efe Ofobruku the foremost Governorship aspirant on the platform of our party the PDP expressed concern and lack of faith in the composition of the screening committee ab initio.
I have been Screened at different times by our party, cleared by INEC and contested and won elections and served full terms without hiccups.
So it becomes a mere joke or smoke screen to say I was not cleared by a panel I never believed its composition and with no known criteria for justification of its outcome. My participation even with obvious conflict of interest in the membership was a way of giving what is Caesars to Caesar and that which is God’s to God.

I want to state that my big brothers and leaders as well as some stakeholders who we have worked with and served since 1999 till date can not use the cover of a screening committee to BULLY me the only ambassador of the future and next generation of Delta State out of the race to Succeed His Excellency Senator Dr. Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa. I am very well qualified to be Governor of Delta having served two times in the House of Assembly, as Special adviser to the Governor and even Director of Administration in the PDP Governorship Campaign for the 2019 general elections.

I therefore wish to state unequivocally that I am still very much in the race for Governor of Delta State in 2023, as I am the hope and aspiration of majority of the youth and women of Delta State who constitute majority of the voting population.

I am the Bridge between the Delta of our past and the great future we all look forward to in 2023.
Let me also emphasize and pledge my unalloyed loyalty to our party the PDP led by Olorogun Kingsley Esiso and the hard working Governor of our state and leader of the party Sen. ( Dr.) Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa.

I remain a committed, loyal and faithful member of the Party.
Consequently, I wish to call on my teaming Supporters to disregard any rumour making the rounds as we work towards the Party primaries in 2022.
My vision for our dear State propelled by our Team the Delta for Deltans movement ( D4D) remains on course and continues with wide consultations across the state.

God Bless the PDP,

God bless Delta State,

Thank you for your time.

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