The immediate past Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The Former Governor made the announcement a Facebook post Monday. The post titled: “I AM BACK HOME”, said “I am back to join forces with other party leaders to strengthen our party, the largest Party in Africa -PDP.
Uduaghan formally rejoined the PDP Monday morning in his hometown, Abigborodo in Warri North Local Government Area of the State after about two years in the All Progressives Congress, APC.
“Haven tasted the other side, it feels refreshing to be back home! “Thank you all for receiving me back. It feels like I never left.
“God bless you!”
The PDP in a statement by it’s publicity secretary, Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza, said: “We are excited that our former Governor is back home. Politics is about the people; recent political developments in Nigeria have also shown that power and relevance comes from the people. The Uduaghan we know is not unmindful of this fact, this is in addition to the fast-changing political atmosphere in the Country.
“As a political Party, we fully appreciate the fact that his return journey back home may also not be unconnected with the desire to be reunited with his friends, political soulmates and supporters.
“However, it is gratifying to note that our great party is again making deep and appreciable inroads into the political space. Our inclusive politics, consensus building disposition, egalitarianism, good governance records, patriotism and all the qualities that distinguish us from others, are already speaking for us. Therefore, we are very happy to welcome our former Governor and all the returning Party members back into our fold.
“We also welcome new members and we promise to be fair to all as we prepare to rebuild our battered Country.”
The State chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Kingsley Esiso in his remarks described the defection of former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan back to the party as a move worth celebrating.
He said; “This is a reflection that we are strong as a united family for us to work together ahead of 2023. I do not know the reasons why he actually left, but since he has returned, we are happy.”