The Delta North senator-elect, Prince Ned Nwoko, has disclosed that, being the only elected senator under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta state is no good news for him.
Nwoko made the disclosure while addressing members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), at the Film Village, Asaba, on Tuesday, 14 March.
Stressing the need for a stronger coalition between Labour Party (LP) and PDP, ahead of the governorship election, Nwoko pointed out that, out of 109 senators, APC has 57.
He stated that, as a senator, he is not going to work for Delta North alone, but rather, looks forward to championing policies that would benefit every Nigerian. However, his projects and bills plans may be tainted as a result of being in the minority.
The senator-elect was vocal with his displeasure of having to work under Bola Tinubu, the president-elect.
He said, “I am not looking forward to working with Tinubu, but, the sad reality is, come May 29th, he would be sworn in as president, even as the court battle continues.
“Once Tinubu is sworn in as president, he invariably takes over everything and that includes influencing the court judgment.
“The only way to stop him is by ensuring he doesn’t have control of more states, especially a state like Delta.”
Nwoko explained that a three-horse race in Delta governorship election will provide the All Progressives Congress (APC) the opportunity to win.
“The only way to stop Tinubu from taking over Delta state is the formation of stronger alliance between Labour Party and PDP, and coming out enmasse on March 18th to vote Sheriff.
“I know that most of you are discouraged with the presidential election results, but, withdrawing and not participating in the governorship election is the wrong approach to such situation.
“If you don’t come out to vote on the 18th, APC will have their way. You don’t want that, and I don’t want that either. Hence, we must all come out on Saturday and vote Sheriff.” Nwoko said.