In strict compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) frontline gubernatorial aspirant, Sir Tony Chuks Obuh will on Thursday October 30, formally declare his intention to run for the office of Governor of Delta State in 2015.
The Director-General of Obuh Project 2015, Chief (Barrister) Fred Majemite in a Statement in Asaba Tuesday, said the event will afford the aspirant the opportunity to articulate his socio-economic agenda for Deltans.
He disclosed that Sir Obuh’s supporters, political associates and pressure groups will assemble at “The Cenotaph” in Asaba to cheer up their frontline governorship aspirant.
Obuh, before now has embarked on consultation visits to PDP Local Government Area executives in the three senatorial districts (North, South and Central) to drum up grassroots support for his political aspiration.
Barrister Majemite said that the Obuh declaration rally will be remembered for a long time by the good people of Delta State because of the comprehensive preparation already put in place by Obuh Project 2015 Team in terms of political mobilisation, security and crowd control.
He further disclosed that PDP chieftains and party faithful from the three senatorial districts will join Sir Obuh on stage to articulate the “Road Map” vision document of the aspirant which has been developed specifically to take Delta State from “an oil-dependent State” to a “highly diversified economy” in line with the present administration’s “Delta Beyond Oil” initiative.
It will be recalled that Sir Tony Chuks Obuh, a top class technocrat and Permanent Secretary in the Delta State civil Service joined the gubernatorial race recently after retirement.
He served the state for thirty two (32) years without blemish. In 2007, Obuh convened and funded Project Uduaghan International, (PUI) a political pressure group affiliated to PDP in Delta State.
Note: Sir Anthony Chuks Obuh’s formal declaration is in compliance with the extant provisions of the Electoral Act, an official gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which stipulates that “governorship” aspirants should make their formal declaration 30 days to the party primaries. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries election is scheduled for November 29, 2014.