Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, a PDP chairmanship aspirant, on Monday solicited the support of party delegates from Delta in Saturday's national convention of the party.
Tukur, who canvassed for the delegates’ support when he addressed them in Asaba, pledged to provide credible leadership if elected.
He stressed that PDP needed to be overhauled, saying that he was seeking the party’s top post because of his desire to reposition the party.
“We need to reposition PDP. Our party, which at inception overwhelmed Nigerians, has no reason to go down. We need a captain who can strengthen the party.”
Tukur called on all the delegates to vote for him on Saturday.
Responding, Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta urged the delegates to support Tukur because he had been a source of inspiration to the state.
“You have been a source of inspiration to the state as the president of Africa Business Roundtable.
“Your love for Delta State has really helped in efforts to put our state on the path of industrialisation,” he said.
Uduaghan thanked Tukur for coming to Delta solicit the delegates’ support, saying that Tukur’s visit was to his advantage since no other aspirant had been in the state for the same reason.
He assured Tukur that the PDP in Delta would support him as it no longer had factions.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Tukur was accompanied by Sen. Ibrahim Mantu, a former Senate Deputy President, and some party stalwarts in the state.