The Delta State chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has said that the party is not just a third force but also the only force capable of giving Nigerians true federalism and proper restructuring.
Okeh Idawene, chairman, SDP, Delta State, stated at the party’s state secretariat in Asaba while receiving aspirants who had come to declare their intentions to vie for elective positions in the state on the platform of the SDP in the 2019 elections.
Welcoming the new members to the party, he said the driving force of the party is evident following the harvest of unprecedented number of defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress APC) in the state, adding that its “Operation Register New Members” was getting tremendous outcome.
He disclosed that SDP has kicked off a vanguard to takeover Delta State from the PDP in the 2019 general elections, adding that the party is the main force for Nigerians to actualize true federalism and proper restructuring.
Idawene further said that SDP is fully in support of the not too young to run bill and has integrated youths into its system, stressing that SDP will continue to encourage and field youths at different levels alongside women to enable them pursue their political ambitions.
The chairman who doubles as the chairman, Forum of SDP State Chairmen in the country, said, “10 immediate past PDP councilors from Bomadi Local Government Area have decamped to SDP today as led by Hon. Malude and more are coming,” adding that the likes of Chief Monday Irabor, an APC chieftain in Ika North-East Local Government Area, have also decamped to the Main Force.
He said it was the result of the ongoing “Operation Register New Members” that was evident in the declaration of aspirants that was completely walloped by vibrant and efficient youths from all works of life aspiring for House of Assembly and House of Representatives elective positions in different parts of the state.
“We have various leaders of APC and PDP from Sapele, Ughelli and Isoko who today decamped into SDP. Today is a day of new beginning for SDP to takeover Delta State; we are taking over Delta State and entire Nigeria by the grace of God. We have 10 immediate past PDP councilors from Bomadi Local Government Area and Chief Monday Irabor, an APC Chieftain in Ika North-East Local Government Area, who all decamped to SDP today.
“When we take over, SDP will engrave true federalism, devolution of power, restructure the nation for food, for independence, for job creation, for light and for a better Nigeria. We must restructure Nigeria, that is the message for SDP.” Idawene added.