The leaders and executive members of the of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olomu Ward 1 Ughelli South Local Government Area (LGA) of Delta State, have berated Hon. Burne Ohwovoriole for suing the party over LGA Congress recently conducted across the country.
A chieftain of the party in Olomu Ward, Chief Samuel Oghotomo who spoke on behalf of the party said that the ward was surprised at the news that Hon. Burne Ohwovoriole took the party to court, alleging that he was deprived by the party from contesting for the party’s local government chairmanship position when he never indicated his interest to leaders, executives and members of the party at his own ward level.
Chief Oghotomo disclosed that both leaders and executives of the ward are not involved in the said case against the party, describing Hon. Ohwovoriolo’s action as personal, selfish, and over ambitious with intention to cause confusion in the party in the ward.
“Barr. John Okoriko is the person we know as the representative of Olomu ward 1 in the current Ughelli south local government PDP Executive Committee led by Hon. Michael D. Oshetigho”, Oghotomo stated.
Speaking further, Oghotomo pointed that, Hon. Burne Ohwovoriole was a full fledged member of the party who has benefited much from the party, as was at one time ward chairman of the party, two-time councillor in the ward and a one time secretary to the local government council as an appointee from the ward.
“At these times, he was a very active member of the party, but during the build up to the 2019 general elections, he left the party to YES Party because he had a candidate of the YES party who was contesting for House of Assembly in the election whom he was working with.
“He left the party, so even before he could come and say he wants to vie for any position in the party, he was supposed to formally return to the party and be re-admitted which he has not done.
“So, for me and PDP Olomu ward 1, we do not see him ( Hon. Burne Ohwovoriole) as a member of the party and that account for while he did not consult with the party at the ward level to declare his intention to contest or participate in the party Congress.” Oghotomo hinted.
Also speaking on the same vein, PDP chieftains from Olomu ward 1, Hon. Barr. M.K Emuvakpor, a former Ughelli South chairman and a notable leader, Chief Princess Eguono Ogbon, a former SSA to the Governor on Women Mobilisation said, “Olomu ward 1, PDP leaders, executives and party members are not with Hon. Burne Ohwovoriole over his selfish motivated move against the party.”