Tony Nwaka, former Delta state Commissioner for Special Duties in the cabinet of ex-Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan has revealed why he did not join his principal in dumping the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Naija Live Tv recalls that Uduaghan said he jumped ship to the All Progressives Congress, APC, to pursue his political future.
However, Nwaka who was arguably Uduaghan’s most trusted aide, has said he was on the verge of joining his former boss to the APC but refrained from doing so because he could only feel at home at the PDP going by his convictions.
A statement which was personally signed by Tony Nwaka on Saturday said that while he still held Uduaghan in high esteem having served in his cabinet for eight years, time had come for him to determine his own political future.
The statement reads:
“Let me restate for the umpteenth time that I REMAIN A FULL BLOOD PDP MEMBER. And I mean it. Yes, that’s because it has occurred to me that, in spite of the attractions the other political parties seem to hold, I just cannot, by my natural constitution and convictions, feel at home outside PDP; the party that made me what I am today.
“I tried leaving the PDP, as you all are aware, but my conscience just won’t let me be. Therefore, let it be known that I have no intention to leave the PDP again, whether now or in the future.
“Permit me to say that I hold our former governor, H.E. Dr. E.E. Uduaghan, in the highest esteem. I mean, for a man that kept me as a Commissioner in his cabinet, all through the eight years of his regime, he truly deserves nothing less from me. Such is the reason his defection out of a party I love so much momentarily left me askance.
“But a time comes in every man’s life when he must stand at the junction of history, and decide the direction of his future. I guess that is the situation presented by the current circumstances.
“In as much as I shall always remain profoundly grateful to Dr. Uduaghan for the glorious memories of yesterday, I have chosen to remain with the political family of PDP that nurtured our humble beginnings and provided the platform upon which today’s accomplishments were made manifest.
“Accordingly, whilst I wish Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan well in the new path he has chosen, I shall remain steadfast with the PDP. Such loyalty and competence I demonstrated, for which he deemed it necessary to retain me in his cabinet for eight years, I have committed to give to the current governor, H.E. Dr. Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa.
“To deprive Gov. Okowa of the eight-years tenure enjoyed by his predecessors is definitely not consistent with my definition of equity and good conscience. Especially as Gov. Okowa’s developmental strides are beginning to manifest for all to see.
“So, PDP I am and PDP I shall remain.”
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