Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor has assured President Muhammadu Buhari of securing two million votes from Delta State in the 2019 Presidential election.
O’tega Emerhor, who spoke to news men yesterday, Wednesday, after a closed door meeting with Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, said that Buhari had done so much for the Delta State in particular and Niger Delta in general that he could easily win election.
“We know that delivering the President in 2019 has become very easy in Delta State for multiple reasons. The President has performed very well; he has reactivated the amnesty programme, the Maritime University in the Ijaw-Ishekiri side of Delta is now functioning, and he has done a lot for us in Delta. He has empowered a lot of our people.
“We have the Minister of State Petroleum and the Minister of Transportation from South-South, the N-Power programme is working. So, all these have created the enabling environment for us to deliver the President in 2019.”
Emerhor expressed optimism that the APC can take over the reins of leadership in Delta State form the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), adding that the current Governor of the State has not done enough thus, clearing the coast for the APC to take over.
“Let me tell you, we are so fortunate that the Governor of Delta Sate, who is a PDP man, is not doing anything. Delta has a lot of resources and the expectation is that the State should be doing better than Edo State for example, which is our neighbour because the APC Governor in Edo is doing so well; even Willie Obiano in Anambra State that doesn’t have anything is doing so well. “It’s so obvious that the finances of Delta State are not being applied and everyone in Delta is now convinced that APC must takeover because they produce performing Governors elsewhere.”