The Chief Samuel Oboramohwoyere-led Ewu Okparabe Arhavwarien Elders and Leaders Political Forum,in Ughelli South Local Government Area, Delta State, has rejected attempt to zone positions to any particular area of the council.
The group called on the state leadership of the party to organise free,fair and credible and all-inclusive party primaries in order to carry everybody along and ensure justice to all the axis that made up of the local government.
The forum also announced that its doors are open to everybody contesting elections in the area.
These are some of the resolutions reached at the elders and leaders meeting of the Forum held at the resident of Chief Emmanuel Ejenake in Warri. While kicking against zoning, they explained that zoning is undemocratic which will make others to be excluded from the democratic process.They noted that the era of producing candidate with less electoral value or record has gone and should be discarded but presently only credible persons whose political track records can translate into victory for the party should be supported.
In his opening remarks Chief Samuel Oboramohwoyere, chairman of the Forum expressed bitterness over what he described as the attitude of some persons trying to blackmail the group, but thanked God they have failed since the leadership of the group did not succumb to them.
Dr Solomon Enimu the Secretary of the Forum, called on all PDP faithful in political axis to support the directive of state chairman of the party on need to conduct free and fair primaries. He also urged everybody in the area to come together so that the they will be able to speak with one voice in order for the area to get more democratic dividends. However Chief David Adasen (JP) did not attend the last meeting held in Ughelli.
While those present in the meeting at Chief Emmanuel Ejenake resident are Chief Emmanuel Ejenake,Chief Samuel Oboramohwoyere, Chief Jed Irimoni,Chief Luke Onovwie,Chief Felix Ogboru, Chief Samuel Buluku, Chief Mrs Janet Eyube,Capt.Peter Ogaga,Hon.Josephine Oduran,Dr Solomon Enimu,Barrister Felix Amakata,Mrs Roseline Emesechovwe,Mrs Mercy Ugbobor,Mrs Loveth Onojosero,Mr Peter Ehare, Mr John Obuvweya,Mr Onajiohofia,Mr Austin Odidi,Mr Gowon Adehor,Mr Sam Ufuooma, among others.