Uduaghan handed down the warning on Thursday night at the state’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) fundraising/ dinner ceremony in Asaba for the party’s governorship candidate, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.
He warned that his administration would not tolerate any form of violence during campaigns and elections in the state, stressing that President Goodluck Jonathan had signed a document with other presidential candidates to avoid anything that would cause violence before, during and after the general elections in the country.
“I condemn the acts of violence that happened at the campaign rallies in Burutu and Patani few days back. That is not acceptable in Delta State; l am committed to peaceful campaigning, peaceful elections and victory that will bring in Senator Okowa as the next governor of this state,” he said.
The governor Uduaghan appealed to party leaders to curtail the excesses of their followers/supporters, stating that anyone caught fomenting trouble in the state, especially during campaigns and elections would be severely dealt with by security agencies.
He commended the PDP campaign team in the state for the good work they have done and called on all party elders and faithful to support the team in order to deliver Senator Okowa in the February election, describing the party flag bearer as a marketable candidate