DTHA 2023: Jite Brown as PDP candidate will push Udu into opposition - Group warns

A group, which style itself as Concerned Udu Citizens for Progress and Development, has


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DTHA 2023: Jite Brown as PDP candidate will push Udu into opposition - Group warns
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A group, which style itself as Concerned Udu Citizens for Progress and Development, has cautioned the Peoples Democratic Party to stop encouraging the incumbent Chairman of Udu Local Government Council, Chief JIte Brown in his quest to run for Udu seat in the State House of Assembly, warning that what will play out in the event of Jite Brown winning the PDP ticket can easily rock the boat and make Udu slide into opposition again.

 

In a statement signed by Prince Kennedy Adijotor, Coordinator, Comrade Agberia Joseph, Secretary and Mrs Jane Obukohwo, Publicity Secretary, the group commended the Governor of Delta State for breaking the yoke of opposition in Udu through his dogged implementation of projects across the LGA, ‘’because you are the ever first Governor to come twice to commission projects in Udu. We know you will come again. God richly bless you. 

 

‘’Your Excellency Sir, this good work of yours will be truncated soon by the State Chairman of the Party, Barr Kingsley Esiso and Hon Michael Diden (Ejele). Both of them imposed Jite Brown on Udu in the last Local Government Election of 2017 which they endorsed and the same scenario played out again in March 2021. The worst of what happened and is troubling Udu today is when he foisted his younger cousin, Barr. Mrs Eloho Awinoron (former Miss Eloho Aggrey) as Vice Chairman of the LG Council. The implication is that by the current arrangement, Jite Brown and his current Vice are cousins who are paternally from the same family in Aladja Community. They are children of the same parents in Aladja, Udu Ward 10. Where has this kind of a thing happened anywhere in the State before?

 

‘’We are therefore writing to alert you about the impasse this may cause to the People's Democratic Party in Udu Local Government Area if not addressed promptly. What is more annoying is that Chief Jite Brown, the incumbent council Chairman has picked forms for Udu seat in the Delta State House of Assembly and this is a potent threat to the existing peace and Unity in Udu PDP. Jite Brown is going about boasting of turning the PDP to his family affairs and that when he emerge as DTHA candidate, his blood sister will take over as chairman of the council while another of his relative from Ukpiovwin, the present leader of the legislative arm, Hon Emmanuel Owolo will take over as vice Chairman. He is sure of this because of the backing of the State Party Chairman and Michael Diden.

 

‘’The State chairman has repeatedly mocked Udu people that everybody has the right to contest even when Jite Brown has just done one year of his second tenure. Agreed that everybody has the right to contest but this right may take PDP to the dark days. Let's watch which child the pregnant woman will give birth to. There is a limit to which you can push a people in this kind of game.

 

‘’Let us repeat for the purpose of emphasis that both Hon. Jite Brown and Barr Mrs Elohor Awinoron hail from Aggreh family of Owhodavwe family in Aladja Town. Let Barr Kingsley Esiso, who himself is also a lawyer, check through the NBA records to see the truth in what we are saying. All through her primary, secondary and University education, she was known as Eloho Aggrey, and the only family known as Aggrey in Udu is from Aladja.  

 

‘’It's also pertinent to note that Hon. Jite Brown moves round alleging that he HAS THE STATE UNDER HIS CONTROL, BACKED BY BARR CHIEF KINGSLEY ESISO, STATE PARTY CHAIRMAN AND PRINCE MICHAEL DIDEN (EJELE) WHO WILL IMPOSE HIM ON UDU AS THEY DID IN THE 2017 AND 2021 COUNCIL POLLS. CHIEF JITE BROWN is also bragging round Udu that he has been given the mandate to GO AHEAD TO PRODUCE all AD-HOC DELEGATES ACROSS ALL WARDs, INSISTING HE DON'T NEED ANY LEADER TO SIGN FOR HIM. This will be the beginning of the trouble in Udu PDP if attempted as threatened.

 

‘’We call on the State PDP leader, His Excellency to come to intervene and arrest the situation in Udu, as we cannot go back to the opposition LGA. We also urge the Governor to organize a free and fair primaries, and caution the State Party Chairman NOT TO INFLUENCE the DELEGATES LIST as being signed from each ward’’, the statement added.


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Victory Ejoh
Special Duties Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper. I am a graduate of Mass Communication from Nigeria Institute of Journalism,NIJ,Lagos.
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