In what can be said to be a sensational move, the immediate past governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has officially returned to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
It would be recalled that the former Delta number one citizen left the PDP for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the build-up to the 2015 general elections and contested for the Delta South Senatorial district ticket but lost to incumbent Senator James Manager of the PDP.
There were permutations last week that Uduaghan was on the verge of returning to the PDP after a closed-door meeting with Chief James Ibori, his predecessor.
Reports had it that, Ibori, who is adjudged the political godfather of Delta politics, met with Uduaghan along with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa at the Government House, Asaba as well as in Oghara, the country home of Ibori.
The News Chronicles can confirm that scores of Uduaghan’s supporters, who are currently at Abigboro, the Itsekiri home of the former governor, are on the ground for the official defection to the PDP.
The ceremony is holding today at Unit 1, Ward 6, Abigborodo, Warri North Local Government Area of the state.
It would be recalled that Uduaghan was governor of Delta on the PDP platform for eight years (2007-2015), he was also a Commissioner for Health and later Secretary to the State Government under the administration of former Governor Ibori.
Reports had it that the former governor had an un-symbiotic relationship with his successor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, an issue that eventually led to his official defection to the APC.