Warri- a youth leader in Udu Local Government Area Of Delta State, Pius Batete who reportedly led the seven-man team that rescued a businessman, Mr. Benjamin Amrayinbure, last month from kidnappers who demanded a ransom before claim by a member of the Delta State Youth Development Committee, Comrade Henry Mukoro, that it was not the Delta Waterways Security Committee (DWSC) that facilitated the release of the hostage.
In an interview with vanguard, Pius Batete said, “I personally led the operation. We were recruited to release the hostage by our leader, reverend Duke Apososo on behalf of the Delta Waterways security committee (DWSC).
Comrade Amrayinbure had in a statement published in vanguard last month, alleged that he and his boys rounded up the kidnapper when he came to Orhuwhorun junction to collect the leader of the Quick response squad.
But dismissing Amrayinbure’s report, Batete said, “For the avoidance of doubt, the member of the DWSC from Udu, Reverend Akpososo directed the whole rescue operations from Jitos Hotel, I, Pius Batete, led the rescue team of seven men who are loyal boys to the DWSC member from Udu, except Mukoro Ejoor, who is the smallest of the boys that did the job.” State, insisting, however, that Barrister Edward Sado remained the authentic chairman of the party in the state, since he was duly elected in a congress which was monitored by the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the leadership of the party.
The faction noted that it would ensure that due process was followed in resolving disagreements with the other factions led by former Trustee of the party, Chief Tony Anenih.
Rising from a meeting in Benin, the faction declared that the choice of Chief Samson Ekhabafe as chairman of the party was unacceptable to them since he was never elected in the elections that were held in the state.
Other leaders at the well attended meeting included the former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Albert Legogie, chairman of the party in the state, Barr. Edward Sado, former Deputy Governor of the state. Reverend Peter Obadan, Elder Sunny Uyugue, former Chief of staff to the state government. Mr Isaiah Osifo, Chief Henry Tenebe and Chief Francis Inegbeneki
Admiral Akhigbe, who addressed newsmen shortly after the meeting, stated: “this meeting was called because we want peace in the state PDP, but we have discovered that due process is not being followed in certain issues.


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