Delta 2015: No Opposition Yet?

(By Nathaniel O. Amroboraro)

The death of the Democratic People’s Party should have seen the spring of All Progressives Congress in the state rather than the Labour Party, but only Heavens know why the stakeholders of Democratic People’s Party moved into the Labour Party rather than the All Progressives Congress as was expected. The existence of two opposition parties would simply give the People Democratic Party a landslide in the coming polls, as the resources of the opposition would be divided.

Back home after a long while to meet still, a lacuna of the opposition. The elections are fast approaching, posters, billboards, campaigns everywhere, permutations becoming certain, yet there is no defined opposition. Alternatively, will the PDP be unopposed?

The PDP with no clearly defined candidate amidst Tony Obuh and Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, have been working immensely to ensure a landslide victory at the polls either by hook or crook. Hence, one would have expected the opposition to have been up and running long before now, thereby giving the PDP a puzzled game. Rather, the reverse is almost the case, as the opposition is been torn apart each new dawn.

The death of the Democratic People’s Party should have seen the spring of All Progressives Congress in the state rather than the Labour Party, but only Heavens know why the stakeholders of Democratic People’s Party moved into the Labour Party rather than the All Progressives Congress as was expected. The existence of two opposition parties would simply give the People Democratic Party a landslide in the coming polls, as the resources of the opposition would be divided.

It is not possible for a divided opposition to overthrow the PDP in Delta state. A clear example here is the just concluded Local Government elections where the PDP was declared to have won even in places where there were no elections.

This is a call to all opposition parties in Delta state to come together, have a common front, align with decampees, present a common candidate for each office. This must happen and be done fast, because there is no ‘opposition’ yet, as far as I am concerned. The PDP has been too relaxed and its time enough they are put on alert.

If the opposition still have the love of Delta and hers at heart, then they must do away with pride, personal and ideological differences, and stand for the liberation of Delta come 2015, for a paradigm shift is long overdue.

Nathaniel O. AMROBORARO is a student at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and can be reached at 08163205216 or via email at nathdactivist2050@gmail.com

Source: Abusidiqu

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