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*Battle for Ukwuani LGA Intensifies as Equity Forum Selects Okolocha as Chairmanship Candidate* ~ Truth Reporters


 *OBIARUKU/Nigeria* : As the 2024 Local Government Area Elections loom in Delta State, political maneuvering has reached new heights with strategic maneuvers and power plays dominating the landscape.
In the Ukwuani Local Government Area, the stage is set for a heated contest not only within the local government but also among the political parties.
The battleground is primarily between the two main political blocks: the Akashiede Block and the Egbeoma Block, each vying for supremacy in the council area.

Amidst this political turmoil, the Equity Forum, a coalition spanning both political blocks, has conducted a Mock Primary election to determine the potential candidate to represent the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the upcoming elections. After a rigorous selection process, legal luminary Barrister Richard Okolocha emerged victorious with 11 votes, securing his candidacy for the Chairmanship position.

Competing against formidable opponents, included Mr. Chidi Oji with 7 votes,  Mr. Basil Ishiekwene, 1 vote and Mr. Reuben Chinsunum 1 vote, with Barrister Okolocha scoring 11 votes.
 The election was however conducted after the withdrawal of some aspirants which included Mr. Eze Edike, Mr. Humphrey Uzuakpundu, and Mr. Festus Okudibie.

In an official statement signed by the Chairman of the Equity Forum, Chief Eric Obodouku Anigala, and the Secretary, Pastor Osemeke Chukwuemeke, gratitude was expressed to party leaders, delegates, and supporters for their unwavering commitment. The call to action was clear: rally behind Barrister Richard Okolocha and ensure victory in the forthcoming party primary scheduled for Friday, May 24, 2024.

Meanwhile, Barrister Richard Okolocha has extended his appreciation to party delegates and leaders for their faith in his candidacy. Pledging not to betray their trust, he emphasized the importance of unity within the Egbeoma political bloc.
In a gesture of inclusivity, Okolocha called upon fellow aspirants to set aside differences and work towards a common goal, emphasizing the paramount importance of serving the interests and well-being of the Ukwuani populace.

Dr. Barrister Richard Okolocha's emergence as the Chairmanship candidate signals a new chapter in Ukwuani's political landscape, promising a fiercely contested election with high stakes for both contenders and constituents alike.

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