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A leader of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, (APC) O’tega Emerhor, on Monday, claimed that the senator representing Delta Central, Ovie Omo-Agege, was responsible for the party’s poor performance in the 2019 general elections in the state.
He alleged that since Omo-Agege joined the party, the senator had been working against efforts geared towards peace in the state chapter of the party.
Emerhor made the allegation while reacting to an interview by Omo-Agege where he accused him (Emerhor) of scuttling plans by the APC to win the last general elections.
Omo-Agege also accused Emerhor and Samuel Adjogbe of working against the interest of the party during the elections.
But Emerhor, in a statement by his media aide, Aghogho Orotomah, claimed that Omo-Agege worked against the interest of the APC.
He claimed that the senator was negotiating with his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party, on which platform he intended to contest 2023 governorship election.
He said, “Delta APC has known no peace since Omo-Agege was welcomed by Emerhor to the party in 2017.
“Omo-Agege, who used the Labour Party to fight President Buhari and the APC in the 2015 general elections, was magnanimously admitted into APC in 2017.
“Omo-Agege’s plan from his first day in the party was to ride on the back of Chief Great Ogboru to return back to the Senate.
“He set about this by promising Chief Ogboru of making him Delta State governor in 2019.
“Against the run of play of equity and political reality, Omo-Agege sold this dummy to Chief Ogboru that power rotation and zoning in Delta State do not matter, that the Delta North people do not deserve to complete their eight years.
“He claimed that without the input and cooperation of Delta North or South, only the Urhobos of Delta Central can make Ogboru governor of Delta State.
“Omo-Agege ended up making Ogboru a laughing stock. Out of eight Delta Central local governments, Ogboru managed to scale through in only two, and out of the two, Ughelli North was substantially delivered by O’tega Emerhor and Sam Adjogbe.”