- Members of the APC in Delta and Edo in diaspora have thrown their weight behind Senator Ovie Omo-Agege in his Senate deputy presidency bid
- The party members said militancy in south south will be a thing of the past if Omo-Agege occupies the position in the 9th National Assembly
- According to them, Omo-Agege will ensure that the activities of the militants are brought to the barest minimal
Members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta and Edo in diaspora have endorsed Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for the position of the deputy Senate president in the 9th National Assembly.
The Nation reports that they have also appealed to the leadership of the party to endorse Omo-Agege as consensus candidate for the position.
This is contained in a statement by the Delta, Edo states coordinators of APC members in Diaspora, Princely Ovakpo representing Urhobo, Anioma, ljaws, others and Nosa Obaobowha, representing the Binis, Ishan, Akoko-Edo, Ugbogi and others.
They said: “APC should look beyond the ordinary and allow a fearless and articulated lawmaker who knows the workings of the legislative business and won’t concede to opposition be given a responsibility such as the Deputy Senate President and not someone who can’t defend his party.
“So we are calling on president and the party leadership to grant their request by ensuring Omo-Agege is given the opportunity to serve as the deputy Senate president for a peaceful and sustainable leadership, this is our request after the victory of our leader President Buhari.
“Omo-Agege has been tested and confirmed as one of the loyalists of the president elect, so nominating such person to work with the Senate President, the president can go and sleep with his two eyes closed considering how he has faught severally to defend the pre-election electoral law.
The coordinators said they were confident that Omo-Agege will build a bridge between the legislature and the executive with a robust relationship that will bring in rapid development across the country, if given the privilege to serve.
“We quite know that making him the deputy Senate president, militancy will be a thing of the past, having a Niger-Deltan, Omo-Agege there will ensure their activities is brought to the barest minimal since the deputy Senate president is one of their own," they added.
Legit.ng previously reported that a political pressure group in Delta, known as the Delta Central Unity and Progress Group, have thrown their weight behind Senator Omo-Agege in his Senate deputy presidency bid.
In a statement signed by its national coordinator and secretary, Tony Ejoh and Efe Okpomo, respectively, the group said the people of south-south region stand to gain a lot if Senator Omo-Agege emerges as the deputy president of the 9th National Assembly.
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