Great Ogboru’s Stubborn Hope
It is doubtful if anyone can totally dismiss the claim by those who describe Delta State-born businessman cum politician, Great Ogboru, as an unrepentant optimist.
This may not be unconnected to his seemingly stubborn hope and several failed attempts to govern the state of origin.
For those who don’t know, the multimillionaire businessman has been eyeing the position since 2003 after he returned from exile in 2000.
It will be recalled that he contested and lost against former governors James Ibori in 2003; Emmanuel Uduaghan in 2007 and Emmanuel Uduaghan in 2011.
Described as a political prostitute, Ogboru has literally romanced various political parties since 2003, including Labour Party, All Progressive Congress , APC , all in the bid to realise his ambition.
It was gathered that when he signified interest in the governorship race in 2019 against Ifeanyi Okowa of the People’s Democratic Party,PDP, the serial loser became the anvil of criticisms in the political circle. He was said to have spent so much money like a drunken sailor to realize his ambition.
But to his chagrin, he was thoroughly beaten and his ambition became another mirage.
Sadly, his inability to clinch the number one job in the state has further made him a subject of ridicule in some quarters as his ambition has been equated with the cold day in hell.
Ogboru, in his usual self-aggrandizement, challenged Okowa’s victory at the tribunal but his petition was dismissed.