The Delta North senator-elect, Prince Ned Nwoko, has opined that a coalition of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP), is the surest way to ensure that Delta state does not fall under the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) and by extension, Bola Tinubu, the president-elect.
Nwoko made the assertion on Sunday, 12 March, while playing host to Advocate for Deltan forum, a political group led by Tega Akponine.
The senator-elect stressed that, the refusal of LP and PDP to form a coalition ahead of the governorship election in Delta state may benefit APC.
He gave reasons for his prediction while pointing out the intrigues that played out in the presidential election.
Nwoko noted that, the “Obidients” handed APC another term because of individual ambition. Again, pointing out that a coalition of LP and PDP at the federal level would have been the best way to dethrone APC.
He explained that, Tinubu, who is currently in court with the opposition will frustrate the court process once sworn in as the president. Noting that virtually every system in Nigeria is brazenly corrupt, including the judiciary.
“Once Tinubu is sworn in, he will take charge of everything and frustrate the court process. He already has majority in the National Assembly, letting him take control of more states, especially a state like Delta, means handing him more power.
“If APC wins Delta state, the governor will run errands for Tinubu. All APC governors will use state money to fight and ensure that Tinubu stays in power for the next four years.” Nwoko said.
He further added, “this governorship election shouldn’t be about individual ambition. The quest is to stop Tinubu from taking over Delta state.
“It is very important that we all join forces with PDP and vote for Sheriff. A three-way fight may hand APC the opportunity to win.”