By Nosa Àkeñzua
Former member of the House of Representatives and a chieftain of the All Progressives Party, APC, Dr Cairo Ojougboh has called on the national leadership of the party to urgently intervene over the factionalization of the party in the Delta State
He maintained that the intervention has become necessary in other to rebuild the party solidly to enable to perform well in future elections.
Ojougboh who is also the Director General, Coalition for Peace and Unity revealed this while featuring as guest on the ‘The Morning Show’ of the Arise Television station, anchored by veteran media guru Dr. Reuben Abati and co and monitored by our Correspondent on Thursday.
He was guest to discuss President Tinubu’s scorecard upon his 100 days in office. Said he, “I use this opportunity to appeal to the national (APC) because the earlier we rebuild the APC in Delta the better for everybody because in the last 4 years, APC was not on ground; was flying in the air. It refused to perch or to land to prosecute elections.
“We were not given that opportunity. The only thing we were allowed to do was to make sure that we defended the presidential election, otherwise, the result we got could have been worse.
“We ensured that the APC would not be disenfranchised because the people in APC who were only interested in their own personal result.
“But we the grassroot of the APC said No, that we would work for Mr. President and we did our best and the 90,000 votes we got for Mr. President, I tell you If not for our efforts at the risk of our lives maybe we couldn’t have gotten about 5,000 or 6,000 votes for Mr. President”.
Asked about the rift between his faction and that of the former Deputy President
of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.
Ojougboh said, “there are two main factions of APC in Delta State. The two are in court to determine which faction is the authentic because my own faction, we are mainly the grassroot and we are the ones loved by the people.
“The other group, they the bourgeois. They fly up that is the way it is.of course, the court has awarded me N5 million against them (Omo Agege faction) for bringing many issues and barred them for harassing me any further because I am a soldier of truth.
“If you take it to the Supreme Court”, he went on, “I will still get judgment (he laughed heartily). As far as I am concerned I have no issue with Omo Agege.”