A Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and the Otota (Spokesperson) of Mossogar Kingdom, Chief Ighoyota Amori, has said those who tried to undermine him in the political equation of Delta state will face the consequences.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Daily Independent in Abuja, obtained by politicsgovernance.com, Amori who is the Political Adviser to the PDP National Chairman said some party chieftains whom he had always made a lot of sacrifices for ganged up against him in the primaries for Delta Central senatorial ticket which he lost to Hon. Evelyn Oboro.
While reaffirming his support for the PDP and its candidate, Amori however appealed to his suuporters not to dump the party despite the perceived injustice but work for all its candidate including Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate in the 2019 elections.
“First, I want to thank God for all that happened. Whatever that has happened to a man is in a man’s interest. For me, I put in the best I can.
“To my supporters, my best was good enough but there are some conspirators who are very envious of me; people who have primordial interests coming out to gang up against me”.
“These people are not interested in the chances of the party winning the senatorial election provided it is not Ighoyota Amori. Primary is not election. There are categories of people who are involved in primaries but who are not involved in election.
According to Chief Amori who had a brief stay at the senate, “In the primary, we are talking of people already arranged called delegates. They are not the electorates or the determinants of elections, they are just part of it”.
“When it comes to elections, it is serious business. The delegates system is not a true test of one’s popularity. So, I wish those who ganged up against me the best. For me, I know I have contributed my best to the success, survival of the PDP in Delta state. I did not join the party midway, we founded the party from the beginning. I know my contemporaries. I stood by them, I chested out for them, I supported them”.
“There is no person today in Delta PDP who I did not chest out for to become what he or she is. Just name the person: from governors, to senators, to House of Reps members, Commissioners, Assembly members right from 1999 that I have not supported wholeheartedly”.
“If in my time, they refuse to do that for me, it is between them and their God. That is why I have no regret.
“For me, I supported even their extended family. So, instead of being envious of me, I expected them to support me. So, if during my time of need they chose to be neutral or decided to work against me, time will soon tell”.
“If anybody tries to undermine me in the political equation of Delta state, they will get to know that I am not someone anybody can undermine.
“The consequences will just be too great for everybody. Because I believe that I am genuine, open and I have contributed my very best to the success of the party right from beginning. I have never left the party, I believe in the party and I took it as a religion”.
“Even when the party was standing on one foot, I came all out. My local government became the saviour of the PDP in Delta state. There is nobody in government today in Delta who can say that he has not enjoyed my support one way or the other.
“If inspite of all these contributions, the payback for me is betrayal, envy and sabotage, time will tell” he said.