The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied any crisis within the State governorship Campaign Council headed by former Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe.
Naija News understands that this is as the party dismissed claims that Orubebe and other directors were responsible for the defeat of the APC governorship candidate in Delta State, Ovie Omo-Agege.
The State Publicity Secretary of the Party, Valentine Onojeghuo, as gathered by Naija News, noted that there isn’t any attempt to sideline directors of a particular ethnic stock as erroneously claimed.
The Delta State’s APC reaction follows a report in some media about how Orubebe and other directors caused the defeat suffered by Omo-Agege due to a crisis within the campaign council.
However, Onojeghuo alleged that it was the systematic and well orchestrated rigging conducted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in connivance with corrupt officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that caused the defeat of Omo-Agege.
He pointed out that the membership of the campaign council was a product of due diligence and exhaustive consideration by the leadership of the Party, taking into account the competency and ability of those that were used to populate the directorates and committees.
The APC also dispelled allegations of mismanagement and misappropriation of elections campaign funds levelled against Orubebe.
Onojeghuo said the alleged report “is entirely fallacious, baseless and a figment of the writer’s own jaundiced imagination, devoid of any journalistic candour.
“The leadership of the Party zeroed in on Elder Godsday Orubebe to head the campaign council as a result of his long political pedigree, having served as a former State Chairman of a political Party and Minister of the Federal Republic. His competency and capacity was never in doubt and the same goes for others who were appointed as directors.”