Information reaching us from Delta State has it that former governor of the State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has concluded plans to return to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) after defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Uduaghan who governed the state from 2007 to 2015 under the PDP platform left for the APC in August 2018.
According to reliable sources, Dr Uduaghan’s decision to return to the PDP is based on months of intense, strategic meetings and lobbying initiated by his predecessor, Chief James Onanefe Ibori; his successor, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and other leaders of the party in the state and at the national level.
Impeccable sources added that seeing the ex-governor around a couple of times meeting with Governor Okowa and other PDP power brokers in the state.
It was gathered that the misunderstandings which led to Uduaghan’s defection to the APC two years ago had all been resolved, hence, his readiness to return to strengthen the party.
However, a prominent member of the PDP in the state said; “His Excellency, former Governor Uduaghan is joining us (PDP) soon. A big ceremony is being put in place by Governor Okowa to welcome him to the family where he rightly belongs. We are happy that our leader is coming back.”
Aside from ruling the state for eight years, Uduaghan also served as Secretary to the State Government under the Ibori administration. He was also a former Commissioner for Health in the state.
The incumbent governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa also served as Secretary of State to the Uduaghan government before he was elected senator.