- The recent suspension of Omo-Agege by the Delta state chapter APC has obviously not gone down well with the senator
- Omo-Agege described the move by the ruling party in the state as both laughable and senseless
- He was suspended by the Chief Cyril Ogodo-led APC faction on Wednesday, October 3
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege of the Delta central senatorial district has responded to his recent suspension by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, describing it as senseless and laughable.
The suspension of Omo-Agege from the state chapter of the party was contained in a statement made by the Chief Cyril Ogodo-led APC faction on Wednesday, October 3, Nigerian Tribune reports.
Reacting through his aide, Efe Duku, in a statement, the senator said that the action party's decision “appears to be an irredeemable descent to extreme irresponsibility.”
He further said: “It is senseless, laughable and speaks to what appears to be an irredeemable descent to extreme irresponsibility. A man just woke up and printed what he called APC ballot materials for himself.
“Our party the APC could never and indeed did not authorize this act of impunity and obvious criminality. Also, without approval, this same man included the photograph of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege on these his private ballot materials.
“Not done, he then proceeded to conduct what he called a senatorial primary election for himself and declared himself a winner.
“Meanwhile, whilst he was engrossed in this lawlessness of a so-called senatorial primary election, he did not know that the National Working Committee, NWC, of the APC had actually postponed its senatorial primaries nationwide to the next day.
“That is to say, this man’s voyage of impunity and extreme irresponsibility was just a waste of time, though a serious offense.
“We are aware that the State Working Committee, SWC, of the Delta APC viewed these acts as a gross violation of the party’s constitution and accordingly acted to punish this man by expelling him.
“Very sadly, this man is our dear brother, Olorogun Otega Emerhor who had been enjoying singing his own political death song for some time now.
“Clearly, the SWC acted entirely on its own. But from nowhere, one strange gang that gleefully calls itself ‘Ogodo faction’ sprang up to declare that it has ‘expelled’ the Most Distinguished Senator Ovie Omo-Agege from APC.
“Now, tell me if the whole matter is not laughable? What is the business of Senator Omo-Agege with an adult’s decision to act below kindergarten level?
“We advise Emerhor to leave our Senator alone. We are celebrating his today’s overwhelming election victory as APC’s senatorial candidate in the forthcoming general elections.
“Emerhor should not drag us into his challenges. We always wish him well and pray he repents from his ill-thoughts towards Senator Omo-Agege – his brother and senator.”
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported that the APC had expelled the Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, representing Delta central senatorial district.
The decision to expel the controversial Senator was taken by the Delta state chapter of the APC led by Cyril Abeye Ogodo.
Legit.ng gathered that the APC, after an emergency meeting of the state's working committee in Asaba on Wednesday, October 3, said its decision to expel Omo Agege from the party followed his “unabated involvement in anti-party activities”.
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