An All Progressives Congress chieftain and Aspirant for Ughelli North, Ughelli South and Udu federal constituency at the 2023 election, Olorogun Ovuoke Oshaha has collapse his political aspirations and structure for second term bid of Rev. Francis Ejiroghene Waive.
In a statement posted on his facebook account, Oshasha the CEO of Voke Star and SOBAZ Oil disclosed that he withdrew his aspiration for the overriding interest of the his party the APC.
Before his withdrawal, Oshaha has purchased and submitted his expression and nomination form at Abuja.
Below is his statement of withdrawal
NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF MY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ASPIRATION.
My good people of Ughelli North/Ughelli South/Udu Federal Constituency, you would recall that on the 12th Day of March 2022, I publicly declared my intention to contest for the Ughelli North/Ughelli South/Udu Federal Constituency seat at the House of Representatives in the forthcoming 2023 elections.
My declaration was consequent upon my conviction that I offer a sound and visionary alternative to provide effective leadership for our people at the Green Chamber. More so, I made that declaration after consultations with my leader, Olorogun Festus Keyamo, the Honourable Minister of State for Labour and Employment, family, friends and supporters who felt I am qualified to represent our people and believe in my capacity to deliver effectively on the job.
Consequently, therefore, I consulted widely across the three local government areas in the federal constituency and proceeded to purchase my expression of interest and nomination forms, which I have submitted after duly completing them as required by law and the All Progressives Congress constitution.
However, following recent developments in our great party, I hereby announce the withdrawal of my interest and earlier decision to contest the Ughelli North/Ughelli South/Udu Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives in the 2023 general elections. Accordingly, I will not proceed any further with the internal party processes of the election as scheduled.
My decision to withdraw from the House of Representatives race was taken in the overriding interest of our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), after a series of interventions from our party leaders across the board, who in their wisdom felt all hands must be on deck to return the incumbent, being the only APC House of Representatives member from Delta state, and upon reelection, will become a ranking member of the House.
This decision was a hard one to make, but given the situation at hand, it is the right thing to do. Significantly, as a young aspiring politician who enjoyed and still enjoys massive support from our party members since my declaration, today, I held an enlarged meeting with my campaign team, LGA and Ward coordinators, and supporters from across the three LGAs of our Federal Constituency, wherein we deliberated on the way forward and I was given the nod to withdraw from the race. I do not take their goodwill and support for granted.
My constituents, political associates and well-wishers across the federal constituency are by this statement informed of my withdrawal from the race and are enjoined to support the incumbent, Rt. Hon. (Revd). Francis Ejiroghene Waive all the support needed to secure his reelection bid.
Thanks and best regards always.
God bless the All Progressives Congress!
God bless Ughelli/Udu Federal Constituency!!
God bless The Federal Republic of Nigeria!!!
OLOROGUN (AMB). VOKE HENRY OSHASHA
The Isio R’Ovie of Ughelli Kingdom.