A Lagos-based businesswoman, Chief Rita Lori-Ogbebor, has called on the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Executive Council of the All Progressives Congress to cancel the process that picked Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan as the party’s senatorial standard bearer for Delta South.
The human right activist warned that if the party’s hierarchy fails to heed to her call for fresh and proper primary election in the senatorial districts, APC stands the chance of testing defeat.
She alleged that Oshiomhole is out to destroy the party completely, stressing that there was no primary election whatsoever in Delta South senatorial district.
Speaking at a press conference in Lagos yesterday, the Itsekiri woman leader disclosed that the former governor of state was imposed in a destructive and shameful way by Oshiomhole.
Lori-Ogbebor however, called on Buhari and APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to prevail on Oshiomhole to cancel the exercise and conduct a fresh one that would at least meet basic minimum test of credibility and transparency involving other contenders such as AVM Terry Okorodudu and Mr. Temisan Omatseye.
Her words, “There was no election in the zone. I was shocked to read in the newspapers the following morning that Uduaghan was declared the winner. It was a pathetic situation and a wasteful exercise because all our efforts were wasted.
“There is no hope with the way Oshiomhole is going. He is offending the stakeholders and faithful of the party; he is against everybody and with the way he is going, he might scuttle APC chance in the state and country.”
She continued claiming that her interest in the matter, was largely because she is disturbed as a mother who would want all her children to be treated fairly, adding that the stance was consistent with her age-long conviction for equality, equity and justice.
Lori-Ogbebor, who alleged that Uduaghan has no ideology to represent the people of the district in the Senate, submitted that a fresh primary, conducted transparently would engender hope in the people.
On Uduaghan, the Warri chief noted that: “He came to APC to pick up the ticket he was denied by the PDP under Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. As a mother who wants justice all times, it was unfair for Oshiomhole to have handed him the slot without a contest. If APC fields Uduaghan, the party would lose the seat because he is not a crowd puller.”