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Youths, Elders Protest Against Imposition Of APC Senatorial Candidate in Delta


FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Asaba – Youths and elders in Delta- South zone, under the auspices of “Delta Coalition for Change” (DCC) have petitioned the National secretariat of the All Progressive Congress (APC) over alleged imposition of a senatorial candidate.


Protesters in Delta

A protest letter addressed to the National Chairman of APC, Chief John Oyegun by a committee set up by the group, signed by Senator F.S Okposo, Dr. Alex Ideh, Chief L.J Esigie and Chief F.F Rewane, described the alleged imposition of Prince Yemi Emiko, as an ugly sign which they believed may damage the reputation of the party and possibly tear it apart in the state.

It reads: “We the undersigned leaders shown below witnessed the primaries and seriously frown at the imposition of Prince Yemi Emiko, who did not win the primaries as our candidate for Delta South Senatorial district”.

”The people of the Delta South senatorial district have spoken by their votes and therefore the sanctity of the result of the votes must be respected.”

The people also urged that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the opposition party, to do the right thing by declaring Barr. Temisan Omatseye, as the rightful winner to avoid “any unpleasant consequences which can affect the overall performance of the party in Delta state”.

Meanwhile, African Examiner reports that same group had on Monday staged a protest to the National Secretariat of APC in Abuja on same issue.

They had during the protest accused National Chairman, of APC, Chief Oyegun of imposing Prince Yemi Emiko, as the senatorial candidate of the party for Delta South senatorial district.

The youths led by comrade Young Piero, attempted to padlock the main entrance of the party Secretariat in protest of the development, which they also described as “injustice against the will of the people”.

Comrade Piero told newsmen that Barr. Temisan Omotseye, was actually declared winner of the three aspirants that contested the senatorial primaries, adding that how Prince Yemi Emiko, who came far second at the contest became the candidate remains a surprise to them.


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