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By Anita Godfrey

Following the neck-deep governorship conflicts in the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Delta state, the party’s National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu and concerned governors under the party are billed to visit the state on Friday to resolve the lingering crises in the party.

It would be recalled that the party is facing multiple conflicts as regards which senatorial districts and who between the former governor James Ibori and Senate Ifeanyi Okowa would produce the next governor of the state.

The Ijaws who are the majority in Delta south had continued to advocate that it is their turn to produce the next governor of the state, while Urbobos in Delta central senatorial district also argued that it was their turn.

Congress learnt that these conflicts if not properly managed might cause serious friction in the party at the state level.

The incumbent governor was alleged to have been supporting the speaker of the state, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, while his predecessor James Ibori was alleged to have supported Chief David Edevbie.
Meanwhile, the two governorship aspirants of the duo are from Delta central senatorial district.

However, resolving the contentions of the incumbent governor and his predecessor would not bring an end to the crisis in the party as the Ijaws were poised not to shift ground for their bid to occupy the Osadebe house.

According to Newsguru, the party’s national chairman and some concerned governors under the party would visit the state to resolve these conflicts on Friday.

A source hinted to Congress that, the recent endorsement of Chief David Edevbie by UPU and the alleged endorsement of the speaker of the state Sheriff Oborevwori by Okowa had begun to cause sharp division among Urbobos in Delta central.

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