A leader of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, Chief O’tega Emerhor, has expressed the conviction that it would be an easy task to sell President Muhammadu Buhari’s candidature in the 2019 presidential election in the state.
He said Buhari had done a lot for the people of the state and the oil-rich Niger-Delta region in general.
Emerhor said these in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after a meeting he had with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday evening.
He said, “We know that delivering the President in 2019 has become very easy in Delta State for multiple reasons.
“The President has performed very well, he has been very good to the South-South, he has reactivated the amnesty programme, he has sorted out the Maritime University in the Ijaw-Ishekiri side of Delta which is now functioning, and he has done a lot for us in Delta. He has empowered a lot of our people in Delta.
“We have the Minister of State Petroleum and the Minister of Transportation from South-South.
“The N-Power programme is working. So all these have created the enabling environment for us to deliver the President in 2019.”
Emerhor also expressed optimism that the APC can take over the reins of leadership in Delta State from the Peoples Democratic Party in the coming election.
He claimed that the current governor of the state has not done enough thus, clearing the coast for the APC to take over.
“Let me tell you, we are so fortunate that the Governor of Delta State, who is a PDP man, is not doing anything.
“Delta has a lot of resources and the expectation is that the state should be doing better than Edo State for example, which is our neighbour but the APC Governor in Edo is doing so well.
“Even Willie Obiano in Anambra that doesn’t have anything is doing so well. So it’s so obvious that the finances of Delta State are not being applied and everyone in Delta is now convinced that APC must takeover because they produce performing governors,” he stated.