By Joe Favour& Michael Veloh,
The All Progressive Congress, APC candidate for Delta Central Senatorial District, Chief Ede Dafinone has officially inaugurated his campaign council with a charge on them to ensure landslide victory for all candidates of the party.
Speaking during the inauguration held at Ughelli, Delta State, Definone assured that votes will count at the forthcoming general elections and victory will be decided at the unit levels.
Dafinone, a member of the board of England and Wales Institute of Chartered Accountants, described himself as best qualified and experienced to represent the people of Delta Central at the senate.
He urged member is the party to put aside any form of differences between them and work together and in unity for the overall victories if all candidates of the party in the state.
According to him, “They say all politics is local and our mission here today is directed at localizing our politics. 2023 election is a real election, elections where votes will count and will be won unit by unit.
“Like I said, politics is about grassroot, it’s about winning your unit. We will inaugurate directorates and other bodies within the campaign structure today. We have not finished adding to the structure, if one thousand persons from Delta Central says they want to be part of the campaign team, we will accommodate them.
“The ideas that some politicians has, that I came here first in line, the other people joining behind, we will not do that in my party and in my campaign organisation as we move to take over Delta state.”
Speaking further, Dafinone commended the Deputy President of the Senate and Delta State governorship candidate of the party, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and one time governorship aspirant of the party, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor for their role in ensuring unity in the party.
“It has been a long journey. Many of you in this room are part of the beginning of APC, and we all know that in 2015 and 2019 the party was fragmented and we were unable to unite and form a formidable opposition at those times.
“But in 2022, we are united, the party has been positioned to take over Delta state come 2023.
“We owe this to our leaders and I want to single out one of them, the Deputy President of the Senate, Distinguish Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, who has nearly singlehandedly driven the process to where we are today.
“I will always say, that in doing what he has to build the party, he has upset some, he has even annoyed some, but nobody can take it from him. We are much stronger today as a party than we ever were and our chances of winning the state, from House of Assembly to Senate to governorships and even to presidency in Delta state is brighter than ever.”
He assured that from the House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Senatorial, Governorship and the Presidential positions, APC shall triumph in 2023, stressing that the party was harvesting defectors from the PDP and other parties in droves ahead of the forth coming elections.
He urged all APC supporters in the Delta Central to go back and work through their units, convincing friends, neighbors and relatives to vote for APC Candidates in all the positions. Chief Dafinone further commended the founding leader of APC, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor for all his efforts in ensuring that the party is stronger and accepted in Delta State.
”I urge all members of APC to take our message to the grassroot
and ensure we win all our units so that all APC candidates will be victorious after the election. There is no doubt about it that we are taking over Delta State in 2023,” he stated.
Also speaking during the event, APC Chairman Delta Central, Chief Paulinus Akpeki said the die has been cast and that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege would be the next Governor of Delta State
In his speech, Director General of the Campaign Council, Barrister Adelabu Borjor expressed gratitude for the position and urged all members of the party to work hard for the victory of the party in 2023.