A former governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Cairo Ojougboh has asked the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ifeanyi Okowa to withdraw from the race days before the election.
According to him, it was better for Governor Okowa not to seek reelection to avoid the embarrassing defeat awaiting him in this Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
Ojougboh, who is a kinsman of Okowa, stated this on Monday while speaking with newsmen in Asaba during President Muhammadu Buhari’s ‘thank you visit’ and a town hall meeting with traditional rulers in the state at the PTI Conference Centre, Effurun, Uvwie LGA of Delta State.
He stated “I can see a situation where Governor Okowa will withdraw because he knows that he is not going to win the election.
“I will advise him as my brother that there is no need to continue to contest so that we will not disgrace him. He (Okowa) should withdraw honourably because his defeat will be the talk of the town.
Speaking on the crisis in the Delta APC ahead of the election, Ojougboh stated, “Anybody with grievances should pocket it for now and let’s deliver our governorship candidate, Chief Great Ogboru for the election, and make sure that will also win the required seats in the Delta State House of Assembly.
“The President would not be happy that Delta State will be in opposition. That is why we are encouraging Deltans to do the needful and enter the mainstream of the Nigeria’s politics instead of fooling around with small opposition parties that will soon fizzle out into thin air in Nigeria.”