A prominent chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta state, Olorogun John Oguma, has dissociated himself from a group, which claimed to be drumming support for him in the 2023 governorship election, saying he does not have ambition to govern the state.
Oguma in a statement tagged; ‘Disclaimer ‘, said: “My attention has been drawn to the activities of a group, styled; “In God We Trust” claiming that “This group is open just to promote our Principal Olorogun John O. Oguma for 2023.”
“This group or the persons behind it are not known to me and do not have my blessing or mandate in whatever they are doing. Therefore, whatever they are doing is not on my behalf as I do not have governorship ambition.
“For the umpteenth time, I wish to state unequivocally that I have not given any group or persons the mandate to embark on governorship campaign on my behalf.
“I have never contested for any elective position since I started playing active politics in 1979 till date and I will not do so now. All those contesting from Delta Central are all my children. I cannot therefore leave my fatherly role to go into contest with children. I have always been a party supporter, galvanising support for my party and I will continue to play that role.
“Therefore, I wish to urge Deltans to please ignore these faceless persons behind this group as only God knows what these mischievous elements who are being sponsored by my distractors are up to.
“I wish to thank Deltans for their continued support for the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa”.