2023: SUPPORT THE TEAM, THE PARTY, NOT CANDIDATES; Prince Nwoko entreats Journalists


Leading Delta North Senatorial Candidate in the forthcoming general elections and renowned Philanthropist, Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko met with journalists yesterday 7th February 2023 at the newly built NUJ Press Centre, Asaba in what seemed to be a beehive of activities bordering on interactions, questions and answers in a programme organized by NUJ tagged “The Platform”. The Star Prince, as he is fondly called, stole the show as he unbundled protocols and moderated the programme. He assured the Press that he did not come for campaign, but to interact with journalists.

Prince Nwoko, while speaking to journalists yesterday, harped on objective reporting/reportage. He made a dig on how not to support a team with the analogy of football teams, and urged supporters to support both candidates and their team which is the party. He berated party supporters who support candidates across party borders, saying; “When we here persons saying they are voting individuals not party, they are creating problems for us. When you have me as PDP Senator, I can easily approach a PDP Governor and a PDP President for the needs of my people”. “Don’t mix-match; if you mix-match, it will be difficult for the team or party to win. The PDP Senatorial Candidate outlined the ills of being a minority or in opposition at the Red Chamber. “I don’t want to get to Abuja to be a minority or in opposition”; the PDP Delta North Senatorial Candidate enthused.


In the question and answer session, Prince Nwoko fielded some questions. On the trending “Obidient” movement making the waves across the nation and in diaspora, the Senate hopeful allayed the fears and worries on the emergence of Peter Obi, maintaining that Peter Obi cannot win any State; that he can win elections only if it is conducted among Nigerians in diaspora.
Reacting to a question raised on whether his closest rival Senator Peter Nwaoboshi of the APC poses a threat to his bid, and another on his perceived incontrovertible candidature over his rival who is presently embattled, the Star Prince said that it is his ernest prayer that Senator Nwaoboshi be a free man so that they can have a fair contest, and accord the electorate the luxury of choice.
In a vote of thanks, the NUJ Chairman of Delta State Council, Cmr. Michael Ikeogwu, appreciated the PDP Delta North Senatorial Candidate for making out time to be with the Press on the Platform. He however, solicited his kind support to look into some uncompleted projects in the Press Centre like the Bar and Restaurant after its commissioning on 28th October 2022.

The event was roundly attended by some political bigwigs in Delta State and gentlemen of the Press across Delta State.