The Delta State chapter of Social Democratic Party, SDP, recently in Asaba, held an affirmative congress to harmonize and accommodate defectors from other political parties as executive members at ward, local governments areas and state level.
The party during the congress condemned the invasion of National Assembly operatives of Directorate of Security Services, DSS, early yesterday, just as the party’s governorship aspirant, High Chief Mike Diji, who was avoidably absent will formally deckare his intentions next week.
According to the state chairman of the party, Ambassador Oke Idawene (JP), “SDP is with this affirmative congress, as harmonized sending a solid and firm message to other parties in the state that SDP is ready and set to take over Delta State and Nigeria come 2019.
Ambassador Idawene underscored their resolve by saying that, “With all the 270 wards, 25 local government areas and state excos, also with national executive members present here, it is apparent that SDP is the real deal. We are not here to promise what we cannot do. We are here on a rescue mission, through a sincere restructuring for a true federalism in Nigeria, which is captured in our manifesto”.
He further said, “Delta State chapter of SDP decided to hold the affirmative, as harmonized congress with the defection of APC members from Sapele, Ika North East, Isoko North and south; seventy percent of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, members in Delta and some PDP leaders in Bomadi and other local government areas. So we have to bring some of them to the excos across board. “
On the actions of DSS at the National Assembly, Idawene said, “The Presidency is practicing prison yard democracy that is why we are fighting to break the evil yoke on Nigerians. What is happening is that of a government that is practicing politics of bravado”, adding that, “APC is a party of lies and propaganda, who were not prepared for leadership; an opportunistic gang who were not prepared for leadership, which is why we want to boot them out.”
He said, “Invasion of national assembly by DSS is a shame as our constitution provides for a legislative, judiciary and executive independence respectively. So invading the hallowed chamber where the people we elected to represent us in Abuja is condemnable, Nigerians must resist it and we are going to march on the streets of Delta State and Abuja”.