LG Polls: Warri Community Protests Imposition Of Candidate

    The People of Agbarha-Warri Kingdom in Warri South Local Government
    Area of Delta State on Wednesday November 1 protested alleged
    imposition of a councillorship candidate, Femi Okorodiden on McDermott
    Ward 2.
    He was allegedly forced on the government ahead of the forthcoming Local Government elections.
    The people insist that Femi Okorodiden was not nominated nor endorsed
    by any Executives of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
    The chairman igbudu ward Mr Dede Emmanuel who explained the party never signs  and endorsed any Femi Okorodiden what we are having in this ward and community is substitution of name,
    We had a meeting and a candidate emerged successfully which is the
    person of Mr Sammy Eyekpimy according to PDP structure the ward
    chairman must sign in for any candidate that emerges winner after
    The Agbarha people who carried placards with inscriptions, ‘We say No
    to imposition of Candidates’, ‘McDermott Ward takes its routes from
    Shell Ramp down to Iyara’, ‘Otumara is not from Igbudu/McDermott
    Ward’, ‘We say No to injustice’, ‘Otumara is not from Warri South
    said Sammy Franklyn Eyekpimi was the duly nominated candidate to
    represent the party in the polls.
    They further described Femi Okorodiden’s ‘imposition’ as provocative,
    insulting and brazen disregard for their sensitivities.
    Youth President of Igbudu Community, Emmanuel Ovakporaye, who spoke on
    behalf of the people in Warri, warned that any form of imposition would result in total rejection of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP,) in the 2019 elections.
    Ovakporaye urged the Delta State Governor, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, to
    “wade into the matter and ensure that justice is done”.


    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here