Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta State, high chief Michael Johnny has told supporters of the party and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that 2023 general elections in the state would be tough as the APC is preparing to take over the state. The Liberator Newspapers can report.
Chief Michael Johnny, popularly known as the Ododokuro of Niger Delta who is an Ijaw leader and State caucus member of the Party made the assertion on Saturday 27th 2021 while revalidating his APC membership in Delta State.
Shortly after revalidating his membership of APC, Chief Johnny had tasked other leaders of the party to ensure that they take full advantage of the ongoing nationwide revalidation registration of APC membership, stressing that having more people in the party will make more sense ahead of 2023.
Johnny said leaders of the party at different levels must not relax during the revalidation of members registration, adding that there is hope for a better, stronger and bigger APC in the state, adding that no one should be discouraged by happenings within the party so far in Delta South.
Speaking further, the Ijaw APC leader in Delta State stated that he will neither sleep nor relaxed until the Ijaws in Delta South have a sense of belonging in the party, stressing that he is optimistic that before 2023, the Ijaws in Delta South will smile.
The Ododokuro expressed optimism that he is hopeful that the APC will dislodge PDP come 2023 in Delta State, adding that no one should relent in the quest to take over Delta State.
The revered Niger Delta Chief had also accused Governor Okowa of only playing politics with the Ijaws without showing genuine concern for the proper development of the people and her communities despites being the economic backbone of the state and their political contributions.
With him were some of the APC Local Government Chairmen from the Delta South Senatorial District such as Bomadi, Burutu, Warri South West, Warri North and Patani.
It would be recalled that Chief Michael Johnny was an APC Delta South Senatorial District aspirant during the 2019 primaries in the party, a contest he later let go for the peace and unity of the party.