By AUstin Oyibode, Asaba
The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and Chief John Odigie Oyegun, APC National Chairman, to assist the State chapter in its war against the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
In a statement by its Director of Strategy and Political Communication, Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, the party said the appeal has become necessary because it seems the state chapter of the party could no longer shoulder the huge financial burden of tackling PDP due to the latter’s access to huge state funds.
According to him, the struggle to free the state from socio-economic stagnancy, massive looting of public funds by some corrupt public servants and unscrupulous political office holders could no longer be left for the state leadership of the party because of limited financial and material resources at its disposal.
He asserted that funding of political advocacy, legal tussle at the various tribunals and superior courts, logistics, political advertising as well as day to day running of the party requires huge and regular funding to keep it afloat.
He commended the State leader and 2015 governorship candidate, Olorogun Otega Emerhor, for his strong determination to grow the party and for single handily funding the party’s activities since its inception in the state.
He urged President Buhari, Chief Oyegun and other party leaders at the national level to do the needful at this point in time to apply every legitimate means, especially funding the party to enable it stabilize its financial strength to give the PDP a good fight.
Oghenesivbe said Delta PDP had exclusive access to state treasury and huge funds which the leadership of the party had recklessly doled out to frustrate the opposition in the just concluded tribunal cases making it very easy for the respondents to influence miscarriage of justice.
“Delta APC is growing by the day. All that is required now is for Mr. President, national Chairman of our great party and other financially endowed party leaders to join hands with Olorogun Otega Emerhor and other leaders in the state to adequately fund the party to enable it improve mass mobilization efforts and be able to fund the election appeal cases in superior courts”, the statement added.