Sunday, 2 July 2017



This story was sent in by Dekanmi Abraham.

A new group by the name "Mainstream Delta APC" MDA was over the weekend formed by the 2015 Governorship candidate of the party Olorogun Otega Emerhor.

The group was floated at the end of a two day marathon meeting between him and some party members loyal to him at his country home in Ewvreni, Ughelli North local government Area of the State. 

Homeland news reliably gathered from inside sources within the Otegas camp that the move became necessary after Otega was seen to have finally lost out of the power play for the soul of the party to the other leaders who are seen to prefer to unite the party under the Leadership of the Minister of state for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu. 

The Leadership of the party fell on Kachikwu after the National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun mandated him to use his powers as the highest political office holder of the party in the state to resolve and unite the party. 

He immediately brought all the interest groups and other prominent leaders of the party from across the 3 senatorial districts together and they have been meeting regularly in Abuja in their efforts to resolve the lingering crisis to prepare early enough for the 2019 general elections which many believe, the party can win owing to the abysmal performance of Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa's administration. 

According to the source who pleaded not to be named, Otega's camp became uncomfortable with the way the crisis management is going which they suspect will strip them of hold on the state executive of the party hence the move to fortify themselves. The plot was the reason why they, including Prophet Jones boycotted the last meeting held in Abuja where it was resolved that the state exco be dissolved and a caretaker committee put in place immediately. 

Part of the plot by the new group is to use the name to whip up sentiment and blackmail the National working committee of the Party into believing that they are the original members of the party.

A member of the group from Isoko axis, Okareme Maikpobi said at the end of the meeting "Yes, we shall give opportunity to all faithful APC members to contest. But the person must be a member of Mainstream Delta Apc or be anointed by MDA".

Also put in place by the group is a selected group of youths who have been mandated with very fat amount of money budgeted for them to attack and blackmail Dr. Ibe Kachikwu and other leaders of the Party who are seen to be indifferent to the Otega's camp as he had vowed to hold on to the court sacked state exco in a desperate move to use it to grab the party's ticket for the 2019 Guber election.

With this mindset, many political watchers are of the believe that the Otega Political career is invariably heading for the rocks as he has finally declared war against the other party leaders and faithful and how he succeeds or crumbles, only time will tell.


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