Ahead of Monday?s governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a frontline aspirant in Delta State, Sir Tony Obuh yesterday expressed optimism that he would emerge the party?s flag-bearer at the end of the exercise.

Speaking through the Director General of his campaign organisation, Bar. Fred Majemite, Obuh also debunked rumours that he was doling out N1 million each to delegates for the election, saying that his campaign was being sustained by the goodwill of people.

?We have campaigned and worked hard for victory. We have traversed the whole of Delta State campaigning for votes from delegates and we have gone round again meeting the delegates.

?Apart from that, if you look at the credentials of Obuh, you will see that he is the man to beat. He has been a civil servant for 33 years and in eight of those years, he was a Permanent Secretary when he spent seven years in Government House.

?In other words he has been involved in the formulation and implementation of government policies. And during this period, he worked in both private and public sector which has exposed him to the outside world and this gives him an edge over others.

?Obuh is not just a politician, he is a politician of high note and somebody who understands what governance is all about,? Majemite told journalists in Asaba.

Majemite who said Obuh would desire the support of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan in the race to the primaries, noted however that there was no iota of truth in the rumours that Uduaghan was behind Obuh?s aspiration.

?The governor does not have the power to impose anybody even though he is the leader of the party in the state. PDP is very democratic in all our operations. What the governor is trying to do rather is to create the enabling environment for the aspirants to market themselves,? he said.


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