2019: Buhari will get 2 million votes in Delta – Otega

2019: Buhari will get 2 million votes in Delta – Otega
June 07 15:41 2018

By Ahmed Idris

President Muhammadu Buhari would get two million votes from the people of Delta state in the forthcoming 2019 elections, a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state.

This was disclosed by a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Mr Olorogu Otega, while seaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Abba Kyari, in Abuja.

He said the President has done a lot for the people of the state and the Niger-Delta region.

“We know that delivering the President in 2019 has become very easy in Delta State for multiple reasons. The President has performed very well, he has been very good to the South-South, he has reactivated the amnesty programme, the Maritime University in the Ijaw-Ishekiri side of Delta is now functioning, and he has done a lot for us in Delta.

“He has empowered a lot of our people in Delta. We have the Minister of State Petroleum and the Minister of Transportation from South-South, the N-Power programme is working so all these have created the enabling environment for us to deliver the President in 2019,” he said.

The APC stalwart, who expressed optimism that the APC would take over the reins of leadership in Delta state from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said the current leadership in the state has not delivered for its people.

“We are so fortunate that the Governor of Delta state, who is a PDP man, is not doing anything. Delta has a lot of resources and the expectation is that the State should be doing better than Edo State for example, which is our neighbour but the APC Governor in Edo is doing so well.

“Even Willie Obiano in Anambra that doesn’t have anything is doing so well. So it’s so obvious that the finances of Delta State are not being applied and everyone in Delta is now convinced that APC must takeover because they produce performing Governors,” he said.

Otega also spoke on the divisions in the APC in Delta state, stressing that mechanism has been put in place to address issues arising from the congresses in the state.

“The issue of congresses and division did not happen only in Delta. It happened across the country but this is the period of reconciliation. There is a group that did not work with the majority of the people in Delta. We formed a unity group in Delta that had so many governorship aspirants and leaders working together.

“The great objective we have is how to deliver Delta state to the President in 2019. That is our priority and the ground is ripe for us to take over that state and deliver two million votes for President Buhari in 2019,” he said.