Former Governor of Delta State , Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan , has declared his ambition to contest for the position of the state South Senatorial District in during the 2019 general elections.
The two-time governor of Delta State, who had rejected reports credited to him that he has stepped down on mutual consent, revealed that he’s prepared to serve his people under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
“I have not stepped down for anybody and I am not going to even contemplate stepping down for anyone . In fact, I have put my hands to the plough and there is no going back. By the grace of God, we will be in Abuja in 2019.”
“It was for the interest of President Goodluck Jonathan ’ s votes from Delta that made me to withdraw from the 2015 senatorial race , last minute . The stability of the state was very important to me . I needed to concentrate on the state and prepare it for a peaceful transition ; otherwise , I had all the machinery to win the seat if I had so wanted it like I do now.
“I have paid my dues in stemming ethnic violence and militia uprising in the creeks to deserve the senatorial seat . How many people can make such sacrifice? How can somebody who has fought many political battles as a serving governor be scared of anybody ? That is very laughable to me ,” Uduaghan said.
By Augustine Akhilomen