*As Eric Oharisi wins PDP nomination for Ughelli 11

 

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By Jon Egie

 

 

Jubilant Hon Eric Oharisi fielding questions from journalists

The defeat of Chief Ighoyota Amori in the PDP Delta Central senatorial primary election by Evelyn Oboro has been described as an act of God.

Reacting to the outcome of the election, Chief Abel Oshevire, one time Chief Press Secretary to Chief James Ibori and former member of the DTHA representing Ughelli constituency 11 said Amori political followers have taken the outcome of the primary election in good faith.

Oshevire spoke during the occasion of the celebration of the victory of Hon Prince Eric Oharisi at the PDP primary election for Ughelli constituency 11 in which he secured a landslide victory having scored 73 votes to defeat his opponent, Onos who got a paltry 6 votes.

Contrary to insinuation that the defeat of Amori was a sign of the attempt by Gov Okowa to decimate and send to oblivion, members of the Ibori political dynasty, Oshevire said the defeat of Amori is by no way in that line of thought.

“We took Amori’s defeat in good faith believing it is an act of God and knowing that God has a better plan for Amori and when that plan manifests, men will know that really, there is God

“Amori has served the PDP faithfully, he has served the Urhobo nation and mankind faithfully and therefore what has happened is an act of God”.

Commenting on the victory of Hon Eric Oharisi in the primary election, Abel Oshevire said Eric Oharisi did well in the first tenure as a legislator, considering the constraints imposed by the economic situation of the country.

“I believe he is going to do better in his second tenure because he is getting more mature in legislative matters by the day. I advise him to use the second tenure to attract more infrastructure development to the area and “as much as possible, try to empower his constituents in any areas of empowerment”.

Fielding questions from journalists, Hon Eric Oharisi expressed gratitude to his constituents, his supporters and leaders of the PDP and above all, God for securing the victory.

He said delegates’ election is more difficult to scale than the general election and that if one succeeded in a delegate election, it was an indication of love from his constituents.

He promised to reciprocate the gesture to his constituents by ensuring that if elected for a second term in office, he would double on the efforts that made his constituents believe in him.