Delta State primaries of APC: A charade and mockery of democracy


The author narrated how he was drafted into the Delta State gubernatorial race. He showed that it was possible for one to serve without holding a title, and that others can identify leadership qualities in one and then persuade one to run for a public office. In this episode, he discovers that the state primary of APC was a sham:

WITH the buy-in of the Asagba, I began direct conversations with people like Fortune Ebie and Felix Osifo, the founder of Osiquip. Then I moved to Ralph Uwechue. I was glad that Chief Uwechue told the story himself at the World Igbo Congress meeting in Orlando Florida in 2012.

I called him and asked for where he was and a time to visit with him. He said he was in Abuja and that the following day was good. I then flew from Lagos to Abuja. I cut through the chase quickly and told him I had come to ask him to lead Ohaneze for the Anioma people and gave him reasons why he should. He then told me a number of things about why it seemed a…

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