Political Adviser to National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ighoyota Amori, has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) target to take over power in Delta in 2019 as “an unrealisable dream”.
Amori, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the APC has no structure in Delta to win any election. He, however, said APC was entitled to such ambition, “but it will remain a dream”.
According to him, there was no reason why the people would vote out the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the APC, saying the PDP had continually delivered democracy dividends to them.
He said: “This is a tactical time where people can say all sort of things and have a lot of false expectations. So, APC is entitled to its own dream, but how to actualise that dream is another matter.
“I know that APC’s dream targeted at Delta is just impossible. PDP is well rooted in the state and it has been so since 1999.
“The good work started by former Governor James Ibori is being continued by Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.
“So, I see no reason why voters will abandon PDP, which is so close them, to a party yet to find its feet in the state, and even at the federal level.
“The structure of APC in Delta is so weak and we are not even thinking about them as people who have the capacity to wrest power from PDP in the state. So, it is a non-issue; it is a dream. You know you don’t have control over your dream, you just sleep and dream.
“Taking over Delta is impossible. APC can never take over Delta from PDP.”
Amori described Okowa as a prudent manager, who is working well with limited resources available to develop the state.
“The governor is doing well and Deltans know that. We do not expect him to perform magic beyond the resources available to him, but one good thing about him is that he is a very prudent governor.
“He has been able to manage the resources available to the state for the benefit of the people. There is nothing today in the state that is not working,” he added.