A very dependable source who just returned from London where he paid a visit to former Delta State Governor, James Onanefe Ibori has confirmed to us that the much headline news of Sir Anthony Obuh emerging as the next governor of Delta State will never see the daylight.
Speaking authoritatively to us, he revealed that the political warlord is set for a showdown with his maternal cousin, Emmanuel Uduaghan for bringing up Obuh in the political equation of the State when there are other tested hands who stood by him during his travails.
We had earlier reported that Obuh was taken to London by the governor Senior Special Adviser on Political Matters, Ighoyota Amori for introduction, but we reliably gathered that the governor who shares the same cell house with one Julius Onyinyechukwu Owali refused to come out to see him, which made them disappointed, but they have refused to tell Uduaghan their fruitless effort, thus giving him hope that his political benefactor is in support of his choice.
Ibori who will be the major decider of the 2015 election we learnt is disposed between a frontline for the guber candidate of Anioma extraction, who is currently a serving Senator and a Obaisi Ovie Omo-Agege. According to our source, the governor has sent words to his political loyalist, Ayiri Emami to stop every funding of the Obuh campaign as well as withdraw himself from him. This directive we can report made him stay away from the first outing of Obuh when he visited the Ijaw leader, Edwin Clark.
Our source further revealed that rather than have Obuh as a governor, Ibori would rather let Mrs Patience Jonathan have her way in installing Dr Ngozi Olejeme as the first elected female governor. According to him, Obuh is not a member of his political family and it will amount to betrayal for them to bring him into the race when better and trusted hands who have served him are available.