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It’d Be The Worst Form Of Infamy If LP Flips Delta Guber. What Two Ughelli Sons, Edevbie And Pela Ought To Do

The Oasis Reporters

October 22, 2022





Deacon Ken Kawhariebie Pela, LP gubernatorial candidate (left), David Edevbie. Two Ughelli born sons that need to close ranks for the good of free movement to Isoko, Ndokwa,Ijaw, Ika and Aniocha/Oshimili areas.

By Greg Abolo


It is generally agreed that electioneering campaigns should slow down, now that huge parts of Delta state are submerged in flood. The right thing to do now is for the leaders of the state to put heads together and save the lives and homes of the people in distressed conditions.

Hopefully, the floods would have significantly reduced by the end of October and full campaigning would commence.


Viewing the political terrain from the outside and looking in to Delta state, the painful feeling anyone gets is that it is coldly quiet on the Labour Party front. And that is a huge shame!

Is this the same state that witnessed a huge population of youths that came out to rally for Labour Party’s Peter Obi in local government towns like Oleh, Kwale, Obiaruku, Amai, Ogwashi Uku, Ubulu Uku, Bomadi, Oproza, Burutu, Ozoro, Agbor, Owa, just name the big or small town?



I have not named the big cities of Warri and Asaba yet, where the entire state witnessed a huge ‘flood’ of masses, both old and young, rallying for Peter Obi.

The impression one gets is that Peter Obi would take Delta hands down. Not because Deltans do not like their son Okowa as Vice president, they simply resent the fact that Okowa hosted the meeting of all Southern governors in Asaba to sign a communiqué that after eight years of the presidency being in the hands of a Fulani northern Muslim, he would agree to line up behind another Fulani northern Muslim so as to give the tribe, a whopping 16 years at the presidency.


Southern Governors meeting in Asaba, across Party lines to resolve on power shift to the South. Okowa hosted the meeting, but later turned his back on their resolution.



Even the wives of Southern governors kick-started a forum to unite the zone in their inaugural meeting in Benin-City, Edo State. They also want power shift to the South this time.

Delta people are angry over this, and it showed at the defiant rally in Okowa’s home town of Owa.

But if Obi wins in Delta state for the presidency, what about the gubernatorial election that is presenting an all Urhobo candidatures in the classic Delta tradition that ensures rotation and fairness to all districts ?

So far, while other parties have their tee shirts and posters everywhere, it seems quiet on the Labour Party front. It’s almost like a force is behind the reason for the no-show appearance of Labour. This may seem suspicious, and the effects may be long term, if carelessness leads to a Labour loss.

Streets do talk! And they talk for a very long time.

But whatever is behind it, there’s still time to salvage the situation.

Ughelli local government born Kawhariebie Ken Pela is on the ticket for Labour Party. Only yesterday, another Ughelli local government born son, Olorogun David Edevbie lost a Supreme Court judgement over the gubernatorial candidature of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to Rt. Hon. Sheriff Francis Orohwedor Oborevwori.

Besides, what people in Delta state seem opposed to is the hand that is presenting Oborevwori, and that is Okowa.

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has Ovie Omo-Agege as their gubernatorial candidate. He’s also Ughelli (Orogun) born. People in the state are not keen on casting their votes for the APC. Considering how badly they are perceived in uniting and governing Nigeria these past 7½ years.

So the people of Delta state have shown in their rallies that they are voting for the Labour Party at the presidential election..

But here’s one reason why the Isokos, Ijaws, Ndokwas, Ikas and Aniocha/Oshimilis would want to choose an Ughelli son for now.

The major gateway to the local governments mentioned above is Ughelli town.

They all would want a son from there who can boldly do for Ughelli what Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has boldly done for Port-Harcourt. The intelligent fly – over bridges he has constructed all over the city has made movement that used to be a torture there, a sweet experience today.

Just visit Ughelli today and see what neglect can do to a growing town. The roads are usually clogged on weekends for example, as the only link road to all the local governments listed above is blocked. Flyovers to different local governments from Ughelli would do the magic and make the misery disappear.

To make this happen, Deacon Ken Pela needs to stroll over to the home of Olorogun David Edevbie. Let him make concessions to the eminent finance guru and possibly bring him into his incoming government. Things have changed and Labour party would need his financial skills, amongst many others. There’s a great desire to rebuild Delta state phase II. But this time, cost effectively for the good of today and the future generations.

On the other hand, let Deacon Pela make available, massive number of Labour Party tee shirts, other party paraphernalia, recognize the campaigners and do a few other things necessary.

He can’t do things alone in isolation. This is a democracy, not a one man show. One person cannot know it all.

Posterity beckons, Ken. If you don’t move fast, and now, the APC camp is up and about, waiting to strike. I was not surprised to see a blog post saying that the APC cadres were already meeting the alleged Ibori camp, believed to have Olorogun David Edevbie in it’s fold. That they were already talking. Soon afterwards, the post was deleted. The inside pages read “404 Gateway Error “. Bloggers understand that language to mean “deleted”.

The deeper meaning may mean that the blogger may have been contacted to delete the post. You should know what that means.

Please, this historic chance must not slip by through carelessness.

By Greg Abolo

Greg Abolo

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