Senator Ovie Omo-Agege

By Eseoghene Emuke

The Deputy President of the Senate and the senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District, Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege says her major challenger in the February 23, 2019 National Assembly, Hon. Evelyn Oboro should not have challenged his victory at the 2019 general election because it was a mere distraction to giving the people of Delta Central quality representation.

Omo-Agege, whose election victory was affirmed on Saturday by the Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Asaba, said the people overwhelmingly supported and voted for his re-election in the 2019 general election, and that he won the election convincingly.  

The Delta Central senator at the National Assembly stated this on Saturday while reacting the tribunal judgement which affirmed his victory.

He expressed gratitude to the people of Delta Central Senatorial district and all Nigerians whose unwavering support has ensured undisputable electoral and judicial support.

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A press release issued and signed by Omo-Agege’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yomi Odunuga, the lawmaker said he defeated his opponent, Oboro in her own unit and could not have upturned the February 23, 2019 election victory.

He said, “With the determined support of his constituents, transparent election victory was achieved and it is no surprise that Saturday’s unanimous judgment by the election petition tribunal sitting in Asaba  was that the resounding electoral victory be upheld.

“We must restate the fact that the petition to the Tribunal by the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate was a needless distraction and a waste of the Tribunal’s time going by the fact that the petitioner was defeated in her polling unit, ward and even local government area by Senator Omo-Agege.

“Indeed, the tribunal dismissed the petition against Senator Omo-Agege on the grounds that the petition lacked merit and the petitioner could not prove her case beyond reasonable doubt.

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“With the monumental support of his people at the grassroots and the thousands of votes’ gap legitimately recorded during the Senatorial elections, the outcome couldn’t have been different.”

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While assuring of his resolve to diligently continue offering selfless service towards the betterment of his constituency and the nation as a whole, he urged the PDP candidate to join hands with him in the quest to bring development to the people of the area.

“While many have emphatically maintained that the suit was unnecessary in view of the thousands of votes in his favour and an unwavering support for his relelection as Senator representing the Delta Central Senatorial District, Senator Omo-Agege has appealed for continued unity of purpose towards ensuring positive impact on the lives of the people who voted for him to ensure qualitative representation at the Senate.

“While Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) are not surprised about the tribunal’s verdict, he has directed his staff and supporters to look beyond the spontaneous jubilation and embrace his commitment to the populist ideals of spreading the dividends of democracy to all.

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“He also urged all his constituents to forgive all unjustified accusations of the past and embrace his call for unity of purpose as much needs to be done towards the realization of his vision for genuine change and development.

“The Deputy President of the Senate has continued to extend a hand of fellowship to all those who participated in the futile challenge and he expressed gratitude to all Nigerians who have been expressing their support in various ways”, the statement added.


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