Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan has surprised everyone, especially his critics and political foes by deciding to withdraw from the Delta State senatorial race. There are three senatorial zones in the state, namely, Delta North senatorial zone which comprise of the Ikas, Ukwanis or Ndokwas and other Ibo speaking tribes in Delta state; Delta Central, which comprises of the Urhobos, and of course, Delta south senatorial zone, which comprise of the Itsekiris, the Ijaws and the Isokos, hence the delta south senatorial zone has been called the senatorial zone of the three (i)s.
The fight for the political slot of senate for the delta south senatorial zone had for long threaten the peace of Delta state PDP. By agreeing to quit his senatorial ambition for peace to reign, Gov Uduaghan has showed great leadership qualities and selflessness. He has indeed proven to all what leaders do in times like this.
Uduaghan had wanted to represent Delta South Senatorial District on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Sources close to the governor disclosed that Uduaghan agreed to withdraw from the race at a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan; the National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu; and the senator representing Delta South Senatorial District, James Manager.
Uduaghan, it was learnt, agreed to withdraw from the race for there to be peace in the PDP in Delta State.
Manager had insisted on returning to the Senate owing to the fact that he could not become the state governor because of zoning
The face-off over the senatorial seat had generated tension within the PDP in Delta State.
The meeting that resolved the face-off on Friday was held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The primaries for the senatorial and House of Representatives race will take place on Saturday.