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Delta government says Uduaghan didn’t walk out of PDP meeting


Delta State government has refuted report in some national newspapers that Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan walked out on the South-South Special Zonal Executive Committee meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alongside the host governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, on Sunday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Chike C. Ogeah, Delta State commissioner for information, in a statement on Monday, said Governor Uduaghan sought the consent of Bamanga Tukur, national chairman of PDP, who presided over the meeting, before leaving.

According to him, “On arrival in Port Harcourt, Dr. Uduaghan had informed Alhaji Tukur of his desire to return to Asaba same day. Given that Asaba Airport closes to air traffic by 5p.m, the governor had sought the permission of the chairman to exit the meeting whenever it gets to the threshold of arriving Asaba Airport ahead of its closure to air traffic”.