9th NASS: Facts about new deputy Senate president Omo-Agege

9th NASS: Facts about new deputy Senate president Omo-Agege

As Ovie Omo-Agege has been elected as the deputy Senate president for the 9th National Assembly, it is important to know some very essential facts about him.

Omo-Agege was elected into his new position in the Senate on Tuesday, June 11, after defeating Senator Ike Ekweremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party with 68 to 37 votes.

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Below are facts about the new deputy president everybody should know:

Date of Birth

Omo-Agege was born on Saturday, August 3, 1963, in Delta state, three years after Nigeria’s independence.

Family

Omo-Agege is married and he has five children.

Education

The new deputy Senate president attended St George Grammar school, Obinomba Obiaruku in Delta state. After graduating from the University of Benin in 1985, he was called to the Nigerian bar a year after in 1986.

Life after school

Omo-Agege did his one year compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) with the Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence, Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in Kwara state.

The new deputy Senate president began his law practice in Lagos in 1987 at PAT OKUPA & Co. Three years after in 1990, he moved to the US where he worked in the capacity of a foreign associate at Charles O Agege’s law office in Los Angeles, California.

Politics

Omo-Agege’s political career started when he contested for a representative position at the Delta state House of Representative on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a contest which he lost.

In 2003, he was appointed as an executive assistant to the then Delta state governor, James Ibori, and later assumed the position of a commissioner for special duties for the same governor.

He contested for the Senate in 2015 under the platform of Labour Party (LP), a party which he later left for the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the senator representing Yobe North at the upper legislative chamber, Ahmad Lawan, emerged the Senate president of the 9th National Assembly.

Lawan defeated his main challenger and senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, after the counting of the ballot by the clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori.

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