13 Sept, 2017
A rally heralding the return of President Muhammadu Buhari after a medical vacation in London left human and vehicular movement in Ughelli north metropolis at standstill for over three hours on Tuesday.
The rally, organised by a front line governorship aspirant under Delta APC and 1st Deputy president general of Urhobo progress Union who just returned from Oversea after about a month of Working visits outside the country, saw hundreds of Nigerians and Party faithfuls holding various placards with inscriptions such as “Welcome Baba’’ , “APC is Marching Forward’’, and “Osiobe, The David of our time”.
Other inscriptions are: “Delta is solidly behind PMB’’; “We Continue to Pray for Mr President’s Success, ”Baba is Back to Continue His Good Works” and ”Is PMB or Never’’.
Chief John Itebu, Chairman of the organising committee in an interview told journalists that the rally was meant to among other things show gratitude to God for bringing Buhari back after his medical vacation, drum support for the anti corruption fight of Mr President and to also welcome their Principal Chief Osiobe Okotie from his oversea trip.
We are urging Mr President to continue his good works of fixing the country’s physical and social infrastructure and also supporting Chief Osiobe Okotie political ambition of becoming the Governor of Delta state come 2019.
“We also want to celebrate Mr president for getting Nigeria out of recession and back to work.
“There is no doubt that the international community admires your integrity quotient.
“This is the best way to reinforce hope of the citizens and cement the national consensus,’’ he said.
The welcome rally train passed through Osubi airport, Effurun, Okwokoko and Agbarho town
Speaking at the reception ground, Chief Osiobe thanked all those who came in their thousands to welcome him and show support for Mr President, he enjoined the party to shun all divisive tendencies and unite in other to take over government from the ruling PDP in the state, he also called on Nigeria to pray and support Mr President in his quest to reposition this country,
According to him, “If God has not sent Buhari to rule this country, Nigeria would have been stolen out of the map of this world, he reiterated that those who are fighting the president are those whose stock in trade was the looting of our common resources.
The Ughelli north Chairman of the party Chief Felix Ekure addressing the mammoth crowd express Joy for the growing popularity of the party, he thanked supporters of Chief Osiobe and party faithfuls drawn from all over the state , he appeal to party leaders and faithfuls to shun divide and rule tactics in the party , speaking further he expressed optimism in the ability of Chief Osiobe Okotie to take over power from the ruling PDP come 2019 while describing him as a non sectional leader and the symbol of a united APC in Delta State.
Among the APC Chieftains that were present in the rally are the state Chairman of the party ably represented by his Deputy Chief Cyril Ogodo , State Secretary Mr Chidi Okonjo, State Legal adviser, Barr. Valentine Ohwojeruo, State treasurer, Mr Akpedafe Edewor, State Welfare, Delta central Chairman, Chief Adelabu Bodjor, Chief Barr.Patrick Ideh Local government Chairmen, Party leaders , Special adviser to Senator Omo agege, representing Delta central, Hon Moses Anaughe and faithfuls and supporters of Chief Okotie and others too numerous to mention.