…As Nwaka, Eluaka, others emerge Reps, Assembly candidates
By Anastacia Eluwa, Asaba
The member representing Delta North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, on the platform of the All Progressive Congress(APC), Senator Peter Nwaoboshi has emerged as his party’s Senatorial candidate ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Nwaoboshi, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, was at the weekend returned unopposed at the party’s primary election held in Asaba, at the presence of heavy security men, INEC, APC Electoral Committee, delegates and the media personnel.
The party’s Senatorial Electoral Committee Chairman, Mr. Charles Orie who declared him winner of the primary election said ” Senator Nwaoboshi, having scored the majority votes of 373 and satisfied the requirement of the election, is hereby declared winner “.
The Delta North Senatorial District consists of nine local government areas namely: Aniocha North, Aniocha South, Ndokwa East, Ndokwa West, Ukwuani, Oshimili North, Oshimili South, Ika North East and Ika South.
In his acceptance speech, Senator Nwaoboshi said returning him unopposed as the party’s candidate represented the highest regard and respect that he would not take for granted.
He described his return unopposed as a signal that he has done creditably well in the last Seven years at the National Assembly and as a proof of acceptance by his constituents.
Nwaoboshi said he would run an issue based campaign, adding “now I am ready to take on anybody in this state”.
“I am assuring you; party faithful, loyalists and supporters, that by the grace of God, I will hold that flag and fly it well in the 2023 elections,” he stated.
According to him, I won the primary election because of the belief they have in me as their true and passionate representative.
Senator Nwaoboshi while thanking the constituents for the trust they have in him, expressed confidence that APC in Delta North would work hard to win all the senatorial elections and deliver more dividends of democracy to the people.
While commending the party faithful for their support and patience, Nwaoboshi said, ” to whom much is given, much is expected”, and promised to do more for his constituency.
Speaking on the exercise,the Director General of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi Campaign Organisation, Evangelist Moses Kamanya, observed that the electoral process was peaceful, free and fair.
“Even if he is going for four terms, people will not contest against him because he is doing well and representing their interest at the National Assembly.
“If someone is representing us well, why should we oppose him? For the people of Anioma, we want our super senator to continue to attract projects and to assist our youths and women with more empowerment programmes.
Similarly, APC House of Representatives hopeful for the Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency, Dr Tony Nwaka has pulled a total of 130 delegate votes to emerge the party’s candidate.
Nwaka described his victory as a demonstration of the love of the people.
According to Nwaka, My chances in 2023 general election is very bright.
“APC is alive, you see energy in APC and this will translate into victory in 2023”, he stated.
However, Ogbueshi Sualeze Eluaka has emerged the party’s candidate for Oshimili South State constituency, after defeating his nephew, Tony Eluaka to pick the party’s ticket.
The Eluakas had been embroiled in very intense political tussle, which had drawn the enlarged Eluaka family and the political class in Asaba, capital of Delta State into entrenched blocs.
Nigerian Pilot learnt that the leadership of the APC in the state had sought a middle ground for one of them to step down to pave way for a consensus arrangement, but all to no avail.
At the party’s first primary election held on Friday, they both pulled 24 delegate votes each from a total of 55 accredited delegates after declaring seven votes invalid.
However, at the Saturday’s rerun, Ogbueshi Sualeze Eluaka pulled 24 delegate votes to defeat his nephew, Tony Eluaka who scored 14 votes.