The former governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has defected
from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress
He made the announcement on Wednesday in a statement entitled ‘Moving On
To The Bigger Playing Field’.
Uduaghan decried that the toughest challenge for any leader in the Niger
Delta region has been the issue of peace and security since 1997.
He said, “For over 12 years, I was deeply involved in the management of
the issues of the region, first as Secretary to State Government (SSG),
and then as governor of Delta State for eight years.”
“Strategically, we had engagement as our major tool. This involved
government officials, with me at the forefront (sometimes personally going
into the creeks without security at nocturnal hours), community leaders,
traditional rulers, religious leaders, our youths, retired military
officers, activists, etc,” the former governor added.