By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
The leader of the mainstream of APC in Delta State, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor on Monday said that embattled Senator Ovie Omo-Agege sabotaged and made the Delta State Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru a laughing stock with the just concluded 2019 general elections.
Emerhor said out of eight (8) local government areas in Delta Central Senatorial District, Ogboru managed to win only two.
Emerhor made the assertion in a statement signed by his Media & Social Communication’s Manager, Mr.Aghogho Orotomah.
The statement said,”Out of the two, Ughelli North was substantially delivered by Olorogun O’tega Emerhor and Engr Sam Adjogbe.
“Omo-Agege instead of making Ogboru governor, actually sabotaged him after purportedly winning his Senatorial bid.
” He undermined the so-called Federal Might under his charge to fail Ogboru in a deal with PDP. “
The statement noted that,”Omo-Agege’s plan from day one was to ride on the back of Chief Great Ogboru to return back to the Senate.
“He set about this by promising Chief Ogboru of making him Delta State governor in 2019.
“Against the run of play of equity and political reality, Omo-Agege sold this dummy to Chief Ogboru that power rotation and zoning in Delta State do not matter and that Delta North does not deserve to complete their 8 years.
“That it does not matter, that without the inputs and cooperation of Delta North or South, only the Urhobos of Delta Central can make Ogboru governor of Delta State.
According to the statement,”Emerhor and Adjogbe also delivered the two House of Assembly candidates from their constituencies out of only three races won by APC in Delta State in the 2019 elections.
Ogboru lost all nine LGAs and eoght LGAs in Delta North and South respectively.
“Omo-Agege was nowhere to be found!
How else do you explain Omo-Agege polling in over 10,000 votes for himself from his Orogun Ward 1 in the Senatorial elections of February 23 yet on March 9, in the Governorship elections of Ogboru, that same Ward recorded under 2,000 votes only? Omo-Agege not only sabotaged Ogboru and the APC during the governorship elections.”
Emerhor described Sen. Omo-Agege as the real cancer that that invaded and ravaged the body politics of the APC in Delta State.
He said now that Sen. Omo-Agege has accomplished his task of destabilising the party and making it fail in the 2019 general elections, he will soon return back to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his natural home.
“Delta APC has known no peace from the very day he welcomed Omo-Agege into the party in 2017.
“Omo-Agege who allegedly used the Labor Party to fight President Buhari and APC in the 2015 general elections was magnanimously admitted into APC in 2017.
“Omo-Agege upon joining APC kept his group of labor party joiners intact and later transformed it into the Ogboru/Agege faction of today Delta APC.
“Despite the well laid out plan of the Mainstream of the APC which properly positioned over 4 strong Delta North candidates in the person’s of Prof. Pat Utomi, Hon. Victor Ochei, Dr. Cairo Ojougbo and Dr.Leroy Edozien, to fly the APC flag and deliver the party in the 2019 elections, Senator Omo-Agege succeeded in turning the National APC against the APC mainstream in Delta and had his way to foist Ogboru and himself on the party.
“Now the verdict of abysmal failure is out and Omo-Agege is out there shamelessly attempting to pass the buck.
“Omo-Agege selfishly used and dump Ogboru while the chances of Delta APC.”