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Will Okowa pay the price for PDP jockey? by Francis Onyema

Since the creation of Delta State in 1991 and a return to full democracy in 1999, PDP has remained at the helm of affairs in the State. They have seen the baton of the State's leadership exchange hands between Chief James Ibori, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan and Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, the incumbent governor.
The emergence of the past governors of the State and the incumbent governor meant one man was constantly at the losing end - Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru. Although it emerges Ogboru did not lose all of the elections he contested in but was robbed of victory because of national support for the then ruling party (PDP), at the centre.
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The PDP struggle by every available means to capture and consolidate power was embodied in the party's mastery of the rigging act, the intimidation of voters, vote buying and violence. The PDP got away with what they wanted with the backing of the federal might wielded by…