By Patrick Adamagu
The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday said that it would not miss the immediate past governor of the state, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan after he dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Dr. Uduaghan crossed over from the PDP to the APC in 2018 and stood election for the Delta South Senate seat but lost to the PDP’s Senator James Manager.
On Monday after two years in the opposition party he unceremoniously left the party for the PDP on whose ticket he served as commissioner, Secretary to the State Government, SSG and two term governor of the state.
Dismissing the former governor’s return to the PDP, the APC said Uduaghan was a loner who left the party as a loner after a failed mission to distabilise the party.
Delta APC in a statement issued by Sylvester Imonina, the state publicity secretary of the party said it unwillingly “accommodated out of compassion as an orphaned politician displaced by the same PDP.”
The party said: “For records purpose, the former Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan came into APC as a loner (Nicodemusly) and has left to where (PDP) he came from same way.
“In politics and in line with freedom of association as guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, he has the right to chose whosoever to associate with for whatever reasons.
“However, he should not forget the fact that when PDP was uninhabitable for him, he was housed by Delta APC despite the fact that he did not come to APC with anybody under the guise of being a self acclaimed ‘John The Baptist’ which eventually proved to be a deceitful mission.
“Delta APC will not miss him in any way because APC accommodated him out of compassion as an orphaned politician displaced by the same PDP he has returned to. We wish him well.”