Interview, Politics

Ex-Gov. Uduaghan Opens Up

Former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has refuted reports that he has pulled out of the senatorial race for the Delta South Senatorial District…

“I have not stepped down for anybody and I am not going to even contemplate stepping down for anyone. In fact, I have put my hands to the plough and there is no going back. By the grace of God, we will be in Abuja in 2019.”

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“It was for the interest of President Goodluck Jonathan’s votes from Delta that made me to withdraw from the 2015 senatorial race, last minute. The stability of the state was very important to me. I needed to concentrate on the state and prepare it for a peaceful transition; otherwise, I had all the machinery to win the seat if I had so wanted it like I do now.”

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“I have paid my dues in stemming ethnic violence and militia uprising in the creeks to deserve the senatorial seat. How many people can make such sacrifice? How can somebody who has fought many political battles as a serving governor be scared of anybody? That is very laughable to me.”