Sunday, 1 January 2017




The indefatigable and charasmatic political leader of the Delta State  Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), Olorogun Otega Emerhor, OON is grateful to God for what He did in 2016 for Delta APC, Nigerians and in the life of individual Deltans and very hopeful that 2017 will be a year of renewal and growth.

In Emerhor's new year year message released by his Director of Media and Political Communication, Barrister Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, the APC BoT member has these magnifying, heart warming and kind words to say:

"I write to congratulate all Nigerians and in particular, Deltans as we come into year 2017. We must first give all 

the glory to almighty God who continue to keep us safe and well in a most difficult period in our country.

"Year 2017, however, promises to be a year of hope, renewal and growth. The APC federal government has spent the last 20 months to lay a strong foundation for the future economic and social political emancipation of our country. In spite of the subsisting hardship pervading the land, 2017 will see these efforts bear visible fruits.

"APC government remains the true hope of renewing our country for growth and development, and I encourage Nigerians to sustain their support for APC and President Muhammadu Buhari.

"In Delta State, the future direction couldn't be more clearer. The 17 years of PDP mis-ruled of corruption, degradation and exploitation without any visible signs of development continues unabated. This is why Deltans are clearly rooting for the rescue of the state by the APC in 2019. The progressives political wave swept the state in 2016 by the coming together of all the opposition political heavyweights and those in the PDP and other parties, into the APC.

"The APC has struggled in 2016 to harness all the strength it has gathered; but 2017 is the year of To BE OR NOT TO BE. 2017 is the year we must put our house in order and grow our strength. In late December 2016, we unfortunately, lost a key voice, leader, Elder and stakeholder in this effort; Senator Francis Spanner Okpozo. While we mourn him, we must honor him by securing the unity that will enable us to achieve the dream of a liberated Delta state, that he longed to see.

"I, therefore, would like to use this opportunity of a new message to call on all contending interests in our party to put the general interest above any other. I personally will do so, and will put every effort to see that all our forces are united and all interest and tendencies are accommodated in our APC house. This is why I termed 2017, a year of Renewal, Hope and Growth (RHG).

"I pray that we all join hands in this effort, leaders and followers, all, to bring Delta State back into the mainstream of the Nigerian politics as we all support President Buhari to elevate the economic and social political conditions of all Nigerians."

In the same vein, the Delta Central Leader of APC and BoT member, Chief Frank Ovie Kokori in his new year message described 2016 is a GOLDEN YEAR for progressives in Delta APC because of coming together of two essential political leaders, Olorogun Otega Emerhor and Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru.

The elder statesman asserted that "I am the happiest man living on the surface of the Earth today. Reason is that Ogboru and Emerhor are two positive forces that hitherto in 2015 that went their separate ways after a robust political relationship in DPP. That singular decision worked against the progressives and we could not achieve much.

"In 2016, barely a yesr after the elections God intervened and the duo got united. This to me, is one of the landmark achievement of our great party and we shall consolidate and maximise the gains which is why irrespectice of membership of any faction in our party at the state level we have to come togther to rescue Delta State from the political shenanigans of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) corrupt leaders.

"From 1999 till date, PDP and its rogue leadera impoverished the good people of Delta State and we must therefore put away petty squabbles, unnecessary jealousy and envy and to queue behind our State Party Leader, Olorogun Otega Emerhor and the State Party Executives under the able Chairmanship of Prophet Jones Erue to bring good governance and quality dividend of democracyto our people.

"I am pleased with the strategic moves by President Muhammadu Buhari in the fight against corruption as well as the APC national government patriotic efforts in building a solid a strong and prosperous future for Nigeria and Nigerians. Our economic pains of today will sure manifest in quantifiable economic boom in the near future and beyond.

"We have significant and enviable progress in Delta APC especially in 2016 when lots of other political heavyweights like Rt Hon Victor Ochei, Chief Ominimini, Z.A Aginnighan, Hon Hope Abijor, many others with their huge supporters joined our party in the three senatorial districts. We give God the glory.

"I wish to salute the uncommon humility, sound and very healthy leadership disposition of our great and amiable leader, Olorogun Otega Emerhor who in the face of trials, provocation and unnecessary confrontations held his cool, remained calm and calculated, moved our party from obscurity in Delta State to a political mega force now ready to take over Delta State.

"I am particularly happy that our able chief publicist and my good political son, Barrister Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe is back in the saddle, reconciled to his boss, Olorogun Otega Emerhor. It is a thing of joy and I look forward to quality service from the PEN EAGLE as we take bold steps to take over the affairs of Delta State from our common enemy, the PDP.

"I wish Nigerians and Deltans a prosperous year 2017."

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