The recent visit to former of Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, and a leader of Delta Ijaw by an Urhobo group has been the topic in the media, and his comments have sparked several reactions on the social media.
The Urhobo group simply identified as Delta Central 2023 (DC23) has gone to visit one of the most respected Ijaw leaders ahead of the Delta State Governorship in 2023.
With interest to run for the Delta governorship in 2023, the Urhobos have seeked support from Elder God’sday Orubebe, Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs but his comments are centrally disturbing.
To this regard, Anthony Miens Demebide, a Niger Delta activist cum entertainer has lashed the leader for such careless and unfiltered comments on the zoning paradigm of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, thereby nodding that it’s the Urhobo’s turn to produce the governor.
Demebide further noted that Orubebe sequel to the provisions of the constitution has the franchise to support any candidate in the Delta 2023 general elections.
“Leader God’sday Orubebe has the constitutional right to endorse and support any candidate of his choice comes the 2023 Delta state gubernatorial election.
“Politics is a game of interest, we must respect that fact. So Orubebe can trade his political interest anywhere he chooses to. We cannot do otherwise to drag him into the opposite.
“Meanwhile, God’sday has no moral justification on the paradigm of zoning in the PDP. He never respected this zoning in 2014 when he contested the primaries against Okowa”, Anthony stared.
The Urhobos too never respected this ideology of zoning because they also contested massively against Okowa in 2014. They should hide their faces in shame for coming out to ring this zoning issue unscrupulously.
Miens further said, “If Orubebe’s endorsement and support for the DC23 is borne out of grudges from the 2014 primaries where he got only 40 delegate votes out of the 700 plus from his Ijaw LGAs, then he should retrack his support for zoining.” Demebide added.