By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
As the 2019 general elections draw near, hundreds of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as well as the All Progressives Congress (APC) faithful on Sunday dumped their parties, embraced and pledged their unalloyed support for the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Governorship aspirant in Delta State, Comrade Frank Ufuoma Esanubi as he declared his governorship aspiration before his kinsmen in Aghalokpe, Sapele Local Government Area.
Speaking on behalf of the decampees, Comrade Okiemute Oghenekevwe stated that they left their former parties because it lacked leadership.
Oghenekevwe noted that they decided to follow Comrade Ufuoma Frank Esanubi because they believed in his ideology stressing that they are ready to share in his dreams.
Addressing a mammoth crowd, Esanubi said his intention to contest for the revered position was to enable him change the story of Delta State.
Esanubi solicited for the prayers of his kinsmen noting that his success story would not be complete if it is not on record that he is from Aghalokpe.
“My fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters the change we will bring will commence from Aghalokpe community and there is no way you will develop everywhere without starting from your community because as popular the saying goes ‘ charity begins at home.
” So all I require from you is your prayers because it is sufficient to carry me through. I need not ask for your support because I already know I have your support as nobody would throw his own child away. I have come here today to offer myself in service to my community and state at large and I need you as human being needs air to survive.
In a remark,President-General of Aghalokpe community, Dr. David Ejenobo who received Esanubi on behalf of the community, assured him that the community is solidly behind his governorship aspiration.
Ejenobo said Esanubi is now an ambassador of the community, hence there is need for him to go out and make the community proud.
He urged Esanubi to continue to be of good behavior wherever he found himself stressing that, “forthwith you are no longer going out as Frank Ufuoma alone but with the backing of the entire community.
” You are the one representing us, so you must begin your campaign from here. In the next two weeks, you and your team should open your campaign office here in Aghalokpe because your identity as an individual is in your root.”