The battle for who picks the ticket of the All Progressives Congress in Delta Central Senatorial re-run appears settled as the three legacy parties which came together to form the All Progressives Congress (APC) have adopted Mr Festus Keyamo as their consensus candidate. The parties are the ACN, ANPP and the CPC.
The Chairmen, elected officers and leaders of the legacy parties from the eight local governments that makes up the Delta Central Senatorial District made this known in a communique released after several hours of meeting in Effurun on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
Reading the communique to newsmen and party faithfuls, APC leader in Ethiope West LGA, Chief (Capt.) Victor. A. Sota, representing the legacy parties, noted that as owners of the party, their decision to adopt Keyamo as a consensus candidate is binding on all and sundry of the legacy parties in Delta Central.
Prominent among signatories to the communique are ACN Chairman, Delta Central, Mr. Solomon Oyen, Delta Central ANPP Chairman, Hon. Chief S.I Savbede, ACN State Legal Adviser, Chief Hero Onwirhiran, CPC Deputy State Chairman, Mr. Igini Aghogho, CPC State Publicity Secretary, Sir. Raphael Tobore Ogene and ANPP State Welfare head, Joseph Akpotihiwe.
Others are ACN Welfare officer, Engr. Urhole Jonah, CPC State Asst. Sec., Mr. Vincent Efeakpor, ANPP State Treasurer, Mr. Johnson Ijaba, CPC State financial Sec., Rex A. Okwa and about 150 other elected officers. The State Chairman of the CPC was also on hand to witness the event. The ACN State Chairman, Adolo Okotie-Eboh. though absent, sent his goodwill message through the Delta Central Chairman.
Responding, Olorogun Festus Keyamo thanked the officials and leaders of the legacy parties for the confidence reposed in him and promised to lead the party to a resounding victory at the polls. he called on all other aspirants to join hands with him, the leaders and elders to move the party forward. He stressed that it was only in an atmosphere free from rancour that the party can achieve success at the polls.