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Today, the apex court in our country upheld the victory of Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa as the 4th democratically elected Executive Governor of Delta State.
His victory can no longer be appealed except to wait for another gubernatorial election in 2019. It is a truism that Deltans will have to make do with whatever the PDP government will offer them, good or bad, in tears or in bitterness, poverty or frustration!
The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its party chieftains will have to go back to the drawing board to map out winning strategies in 2019. This also means that our party will have to work extremely hard to block all known electoral malpractices which the PDP applied to steal the peoples mandate.
The National Assembly must of a necessity cooperate with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in amending the Electoral Act to accommodate the legitimacy of the Card Readers and the superiority of the Card Readers over Manual Voters Register and accreditation for voting.
The Electoral Act must be very clear in stating that over voting in subsequent elections must be proved by voters captured by the Card Readers only so as to give electronic accreditation and voting a greater advantage over the manual accreditation and voters register.
INEC must also upgrade their database such that accreditation and voting takes place at the same time and captured voters and votes are transmitted instantly to INEC headquarters database and never to be uploaded by ICT staff at various INEC state offices.
I trust that President Buhari and his team will work closely with the NASS to do the needful so as to drastically reduce election rigging in 2019.
The battle to Rescue Delta State from the misrule of PDP enters a unique phase today the 2nd day of February, 2016.
I commend the fighting spirit of my principal, Olorogun Otega Emerhor and our party members. For the very first time, the PDP in Delta State felt a drastic impact of the opposition. This efforts will be intensified from now forward till 2019 general elections.
APC DELTA is hopeful that Delta State shall be rescued from PDP looting cabals in 2019.
Deltans deserves proactive leaders and good governance. This will be achieved by the APC in 2019.
A new page has been opened and the game takes a new dimension from this day forward until Deltans are liberated from the oppressive rule of the PDP.

From Latimore Fred Oghenesivbe
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