Immediate past governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, on Monday led thousands of his supporters back to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The ex-governor formally received his PDP membership card at his unit in Ward 6 of Abigborodo in Warri North Local Government Area. Addressing the crowd, Uduaghan said he returned to the party to strengthen it.
“I only stepped out for a few days to find out what is happening there and I have come back to strengthen the party. Today, I have come to reactivate my membership card. I have picked it up.
“I am hearing that there are a few challenges. We have the manpower, the experience to be able to elevate our area and the people of Delta State, and that we shall do.
“We will get our own of whatever is due to us, by God’s grace. We will get what is due us. I am sure there is very little I don’t know about this state. I promise you that collectively, as we are standing here now, we shall sit as often as possible and articulate our issues,” he said.
The ex-governor noted that the nation is currently facing hard times, but acknowledged that President Muhammadu Buhari is “doing his best”.
He also hailed Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for holding the party together since he became its leader in the state.
“I want to thank Governor Okowa, who has been holding every part of the state since he became governor. It is not easy. I want to urge all of us to continue to pray for him so that he can complete his tenure.”
He also expressed gratitude to the ward structure, including the chairman and other members for welcoming him back into the PDP.
A House of Representatives member, Chief Thomas Ereyitomi, PDP Deputy State Chairman Val Areyinka, former commissioners, including Vincent Uduaghan and Mrs. Omashola Williams, were among party members who welcomed the former governor at his ward