By Akpos Oghenetega,
A Chieftain of All Progressive Congress, APC and Delta Central Senatorial aspirant, Chief Ede Dafinone has called on members of the party in Delta State to remain united and work for the party’s victory in the 2023 elections, adding that the chance to take over Delta has never been brighter.
Ede, who spoke during his consultation visit to APC leaders in Ethiope East, Okpe and Uvwie local government areas in Delta State in continuation of his consultations over his ambition to represent Delta Central at the Senate, said, though the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege has done enough to convince Deltans to vote for the party in the 2023 elections, members must put in more work to actualise the dream.
According to him, “in the last election, the party was fictionalised, we were not united, but today, under the DSP Ovie Omo-Agege, the party is not only united, but we are ready to take over government house in Delta, however, to do that successfully, it will need our collective efforts, he added.
He stated further that Omo-Agege’s achievement since he was elected to the Senate has not only been a thing of pride to the Urhobo nation but has made campaigning for the party at next year’s general election a lot easier, urging the Exco to support him as their senatorial candidate, while reeling out his qualifications and work experience.
He enjoined the party leadership and party faithful in Delta State to rally around Omo-Agege’s leadership as the prepares to take over Delta State and recuse the state from poor leadership that has become the bane of the state since 1999.
Meanwhile, APC leaders in Ethiope East Local Government Area also pledge their support to Dafinone’s aspiration and called on him to be prepared to step into the shoes of the Deputy Senate President, insisting that the Urhobo nation must send their best hands.
Assuring him of their support, the chairman of the party in the LG, Chief Julius Ogboru described Chief Dafinone’s father, late senator David Dafinone a core politician with great ideas, describing the Dafinone dynasty as very humble people.
“You are already there. Your father is a core politician with great ideas, I want you to follow in the footsteps of your father. Be in his shoes if your father was the man of the people, I know you are. Who is coming to challenge you in this position, you will win because I know you are there” he said.
The APC chairman in Okpe local government, Eric Afe, also acknowledged the competence of the renowned chartered accountants and added that the Okpe cannot fail, pledging their full support for Dafinone.
“We have no doubt about your ability, you are qualified and very experienced to carry out his good work of replacing our Senator, DSP Ovie Omo-Agege. He has set the standard and we must say nobody is more suitable than you and you will go on to conquer” he said while praying for Chief Dafinone.
Chief Ede Dafinone who also visited APC delegates in Uvwie was well received, the chairman comrade Ileleji Wilfred noted that the leaders of Uvwie have accepted him.
“Here in Uvwie local government area we always deliver five over five. We have never failed the party and we cannot fail you” he added.