Delta guber poll: How Omo-Agege made Ogboru a laughing stock ― Emerhor
LEADER of the Mainstream All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, has revealed a blow-by-blow account of how Senator Omo-Agege led Chief Great Ogboru to the Waterloo at the last governorship election in the state.
Chief Emerhor was reacting, through his Media and Social Communications aide, Mr Aghogho Orotomah, to Omo-Agege’s recent interview where he described Emerhor as cancer destroying APC in the state.
In the statement made available to journalists in Warri on Monday, Emerhor described Senator Omo-Agege as a drowning man whose political relevance is on the edge.
According to the 2015 governorship candidate, Omo-Agege is real cancer that has invaded and ravaged the body of Delta APC, adding that having accomplished his mission, he will soon return to PDP, his natural habitat to pursue his governorship ambition.
“Delta APC has known no peace since Omo-Agege was welcomed by Emerhor to the party in 2017.
“Omo-Agege, who used the Labor Party to fight President Buhari and APC in the 2015 general elections, was magnanimously admitted into APC in 2017.
“Upon joining APC, he kept his group of labour party defectors intact and later transformed it into the Ogboru/Agege faction of today’s Delta APC.
“Omo-Agege’s plan, from day one, was to ride on the back of Chief Great Ogboru to return 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.
“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,” he disclosed.
He said but for this dummy, APC would have done well in the governorship election if one of the quartet aspirants from Delta North: Prof Pat Utomi, Hon Victor Ochei, Dr Cairo Ojougbo and Dr Leroy Edozien, was allowed to fly the APC flag as well laid out by the Mainstream APC.
Emerhor enthused, with regrets, that instead of having a good outing, Ogboru suffered heavy humiliation after Omo-Agege abandoned him in the cold, days after coasting home victory in the presidential and National Assembly elections.
“Omo-Agege ended up making Ogboru a laughing stock. Out of 8 Delta Central LGAs, Ogboru managed to scale through in only 2, and out of the 2, Ughelli North was substantially delivered by Olorogun O’tega Emerhor and Engr Sam Adjogbe.
“Emerhor and Adjogbe also delivered the 2 House of Assembly candidates from their constituency out of only 3 races won by APC in Delta State in the 2019 elections. Ogboru lost all 9 LGAs and 8 LGAs in Delta North and South respectively. Omo-Agege was nowhere to be found!
“Omo-Agege instead of making Ogboru governor actually sabotaged him after purportedly winning his senatorial bid.
“How else do you explain Omo-Agege pulling 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 election of Ogboru, that same ward recorded under 2,000 votes only?
“Omo-Agege not only sabotage Ogboru and the APC during the governorship elections, but he also undermined the so-called federal might under his charge to fail Ogboru in a deal with PDP,” he alleged.
The business mogul, however, averred that based on the Federal High Court judgement which nullified the legitimacy of the Prophet Jones Erue-led APC faction, under which Ogboru and Omo-Agege were candidates, he (Emerhor) would soon take over from Omo-Agege as senator representing Delta Centra and turn around the fortune of Delta APC ahead 2023 general elections.