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Ahead of the coming general elections, the All Progressive Congress , APC, Delta Central Senatorial Candidate ,Chief Ede Dafinone has continued to receive more blessings and endorsement from key stakeholders in Delta State as the preferred choice of the Urhobo People . The latest being the poltically reverred Urhobo Renaissance Movement (URM) with intimidating membership strength that cut across the Local Government Areas that make up the Delta Central Senatorial District.

In a Press statement issued by the group after an emergency consultative meeting at Effurun, Deita State and jointly signed by its leadership , General Hillary Gunboat,General Kpokpokri, General Shootatsite, General Morrison Darkness ( Ughelli North), General Jodi 1 (Okpe) and General Two Minutes (Uvwie) , the Urhobo Renaissance Movement gave assurance of their unwavering commitment to mobilize and vote massively for Chief Dafinone in the forthcoming polls in a bid to ensure his landslide victory as the next Senator of the Delta Central District by the special grace of God.

According to the leadership of the group , Chief Dafinone is not only a tested and trusted gentleman , but his enviable track record of leadership, awesome educational qualifications , verse knowledge of contemporaries issues and pragmatism has placed him in a more vantage position to clinch the Senatorial Seat in the February 25 Senatorial elections.

Consequently, the Group urged the Cabdidate of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, Chief Ighoyota Amori to immediately withdraw from the Senatorial race having failed woefully in previously assigned political responsibilities.
“The Urhobo Renaissance Movement wishes to state without any equivocation that the Candidate of the Peoples Democratic ,PDP, Chief Ighoyota Amori should immediately withdraw from the Delta Central Senatorial race following a unanimous resolution passed by the General Assembly of URM and subsequent vote of no confidence passed on him by the Urhobo Nation over his consistent failure and lackadaisical attitude to assigned tasks.

Futhermore, the group admonished Chief Ighoyota Amori to join hands with other well meaning Urhono Sons and Daughters to mobilize for the victory of Chief Eden Dafinone, particularly as he rolls out his strategic road map geared towards bringing the dividends of democracy to the Urhobo Nation and Deita State at large through feasible socio-economic, human capital and infrastructural development.

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Ondo Guber: Coalition Rates Chances Of APC Aspirants



By Uche Onyeali

Coalition of supporters of the All Progressives Congress, under of APC Support Groups, has rated the chances of the aspirants for the party ticket in the November 21, 2024, Ondo State governorship election.

In an opinion poll conducted by the APC support group, Wale Akinterinwa scored 89 percent to emerge favourite to clinch the ticket of the ruling party.

The survey result signed by the national coordinator of the coalition, Dr. Muhammed Joda, and the national secretary, Comrade Kingsley Ebhoma, Olusola Oke is tipped to come second in the race with 65 percent while Senator Jimoh Ibrahim comes third with 35 percent.

According to the survey, the incumbent governor, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa has 25 percent chances to remain in office while Paul Akinyelure trails far behind with five percent, as the result indicated that he and some others lack significant support, “with participants deeming them unfit to lead the state at present.”

Speaking on the outcome of the poll, the coalition noted that “as support groups of the party, we are duty-bound to also ensure peace, unity and progress in the party at all levels, while promoting the activities/good governance. Hence our embarking on an independent opinion poll exercise, survey and assessment of the potential aspirant for the party’s ticket ahead of the party’s primary election as to avoid a repeat of the incidence that played out in Edo State where the party was almost being ridiculed for not conducting a transparent, free, fair and open all-inclusive primary elections.

It is evident that Olusola Oke, Jimoh Ibrahim, Wale Akinteriwa, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, Paul Akintelure, stands tall among other aspirants for the party’s ticket.

“However, this report presents findings from a survey conducted to assess potential candidates for the APC Party Primaries in April, with a focus on their ability to sustain continuity in governance – protect the legacies of AKETI.

The survey aimed to gauge public perception and support for various aspirants based on their track records, political knowledge and alignment with AKETI’s mission and vision for the state.

“Utilising a total of 3,600 individuals, with 200 sample, from the Local Government Areas through random sampling of the voters’ register, this survey provides a comprehensive understanding of voters’ sentiments across diverse geographic regions within the state.”

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