- Senator Ovie Omo-Agege is opening up on his emergence as the Senate deputy president
- Senator Omo-Agege revealed that his current position would not be possible without the support of key members of his party
- He thanked the president, vice president and APC national leader
The Senate Deputy President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has revealed that without the support of President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole he would not have occupied his current position.
The lawmaker disclosed this during his thanksgiving at the Mother of Redeemer Catholic Church, Effurun, Uvwie local government area of Delta state. According to The Nation, Omo-Agege, said his emergence as the Senate deputy president became possible because Buhari, Oshiomhole, and Osinbajo insisted that the position be zoned to the south-south region.
Omo-Agege speaking further on his emergence as Senate deputy president said that though it was tough President Buhari made it easy as he supported his candidacy for the office. He went on to thank God who used Buhari, Osinbajo, and the APC national leader to enable him emerge as the Senate deputy president.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the deputy Senate president reacted to the move by some top members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus to edge out the national chairman of the ruling party, Adams Oshiomhole.
Omo-Agege, at the APC's caucus meeting on Thursday, November 28, 2019, in Abuja said that since the office of the national chairman of the party has been zoned to the south-south, Oshiomhole's seat is not negotiable. He pointed out that the decision to remove Oshiomhole will come from the zone and not from anyone outside it.
In a related development, Senator Omo-Agege, was appointed the leader of south-south caucus of the APC. The choice of the deputy Senate president as the leader of the party in the geopolitical zone was taken in the absence of some other key and senior members of the party from the region who were not part of the event.
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