The powerful deputy president of the House of Senate, Mr. Ovie Omo-Agege, has said that the hegemony of the PDP would end in Delta State in 2023. He seems to be really convinced that it is time for PDP to leave. Meanwhile, it can't happen through mere rhetoric. Mr. Omo-Agege needs to combine his words with concrete actions.
The People's Democratic Party has been ruling Delta State since 1999 until last elections when the All Progressives Congress started to fully challenge the hegemony of the PDP. Mr. Ovie Omo-Agege can be regarded as the APC leader in the state by virtue of his position at the House of Senate. Hence, the bulk of the work is on him.
The first step in the process of ending the hegemony of the PDP is to rally round all the key leaders of the APC in Delta State after the congress. The exercise, which was conducted last Saturday must have created a bit of disunity and factionalisation within the party. It is normal because every politician will struggle for his own interests.
And after an exercise of that magnitude, there would still bit a bit of tension. Hence, as the leader of the APC in Delta State, Ovie Omo-Agege needs to reconcile the members and bring them together again. Note that some top leaders of the party boycotted the state congress. They actually have their reasons for doing that.
According to the Premium Times, Mr. Festus Keyamo, Cairo Ojougboh and other top politicians boycotted the exercise because what they wanted was a consensus lists. Whereas there was a congress that day and an ally of Ovie Omo-Agege emerged as the chairman of the APC in Delta State.
All what Omo-Agege needs to do is to look for means to make the APC in Delta State solidify ahead of the 2023 gubernatorial election. Definitely, he will want to present a gubernatorial candidate. He can share all the slots with other key leaders so that at the end of the day, everyone can win.
Meanwhile, Mr. Peter Nwaoboshi would play some crucial roles in how the hegemony of the PDP can be ended. Mr. Nwaoboshi used to be a Chairman of the PDP in Delta State and he is currently a senator. He joined the APC few months ago. Mr. Ovie Omo-Agege needs to consult him.
The senator can give some tips on how the PDP operates in Delta State. Ovie Omo-Agege only needs to work on the tips and use the weak points of the PDP to make the APC emerge in the south-south state.
But the most important thing is for Ovie Omo-Agege to unite the party. If he can work together with Mr. Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labour and productivity, the rest would be simple. And the combined efforts of Ovie Omo-Agege and Festus Keyamo along with others would end the hegemony of the PDP in Delta State.
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