U duaghan Cautions Against Violence

BY FIDELIS EGUGBO
FEW days to the general elections, the Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has cautioned against any action that could lead to break down of law and order in the country.
Governor Uduaghan at breakfast meeting yesterday with journalists in Warri, observed that there were ominous signs about violence erupting during the elections but, warned that no position was worth dying for.
“There is no election where there is no tension because, election is about struggling for power but, we should caution ourselves about what to say or do in the interest of our nation,” Governor Uduaghan observed, adding, “there has been a lot of fear about election violence, why should people be desperate? There is no position that is so important that we should resort to loss of life.”
He stated, “four or eight years is so short, we should be patient and peaceful, we should know the extent we go to some times to seek for power,” reiterating, “it is unfortunate that this campaigns are having regional or religious coloration, there is a lot going on to manage the situation.”
Dr Uduaghan used the occasion to say that to state that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would record overwhelming victory in Delta State, disclosing that only two gubernatorial aspirants out of more than fifteen persons who contested for primaries of the PDP, two persons left the party to contest for elective positions on another parties platforms but, insisted that they were not contesting for the governorship position.
“We had more than fifteen aspirants that contested for PDP primaries, governorship position, two have moved to other parties, I can assure you that PDP will still come out and win the elections despite the two that left the party,” the governor said, while asserting that the Delta State PDP was least amongst the states riddled with political crises.
On the sixteen billion dollars gas city project, the Governor said nobody stopped President Goodluck Jonathan from performing the ground breaking ceremony, informing the journalists that modalities were been put in place for the successful take off of the ceremony.
According to him, President Jonathan has shown commitment towards the project, disclosing that during the President’s recent visit to the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse II, “the Olu thanked the President for bringing the project to this area, he did say that project will be beneficial to everybody and requested that the President should come for the ground breaking ceremony and the President said it was not because of threat that made him not to perform the exercise as scheduled but, he said intelligence report about what will happen after the ground breaking made him to shift the ceremony, the project is on course and nobody can threaten the President.”
On the campaign of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for Governor of Delta State, the Governor said he supports the campaign and joins the team when he is free, adding, “the state has been peaceful politically, we are going round campaigning, you should also know that is not me the people what to hear during the campaigns, it is the person who wants to take over, they want to hear about his programmes.”