Prominent Itsekiri leader, Chief Mrs Rita Lori-Ogbebor has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of manipulating the just concluded primary election in Delta State to favour certain individuals.
Speaking with journalists in Lagos, she said the senatorial primary election held in Delta South Senatorial District that produced former governor Emmanuel Uduaghan as the winner was a shamble.
She said: “On the day of the primaries, all the aspirants including Air Vice Marshal Okorodudu, (retd), Temisan Omatseye and others, were supposed to be in Oleh for the exercise. “But one of them ran to my house to inform me that there was no election. He said there was nobody from Abuja to monitor the process. Okorodudu and Omatseye called me on the phone that they had seen nobody. Efforts to get Oshiomhole on phone were not fruitful.
‘’On the next day, I asked them to go back and participate in the exercise. But the next thing we heard was that the ticket for Delta South senatorial district had been given to a former governor of Delta State, Dr. Uduaghan.
‘’I was shocked because as someone who had been a journalist before independence, I had never seen such dishonesty. They gave him the ticket without fear. I was thoroughly ashamed and came back to Lagos.
She said they supported President Buhari because the people wanted a change, adding that she personally supported the party because of the structure that a former Lagos State, governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu put in place in Lagos.
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