The leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, has declared Senator Ovie Omo-Agege may be scheming to return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Emerhor, who was reacting to a recent interview by the Delta Central Senator, said that having succeeded in making the APC fail in the 2019 general elections, it was only a matter of time before he goes back to his “natural home”, the PDP.
Describing him as “the real cancer that invaded and ravaged the body politics of Delta APC”, Emerhor, in a statement by his media aide, Mr. Aghogho Orotomah on Monday alleged Omo-Agege’s incursion into the party in 2017 has only created disunity and factionalism.
He asserted the Senator thwarted the mapped out plans of the mainstream APC in the state by encouraging Chief Great Ogboru to run for governorship despite the rotational and zoning factor.
“Omo-Agege upon joining APC kept his group of labor party joiners intact and later transformed it into the Ogboru/Agege faction of today’s Delta APC.
“Omo-Agege’s plan from day one 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 do not deserve to complete their 8 years.”
Positing that Omo-Agege is looking for whom to cast the blame on after wholly failing the party in the recently conducted polls, the statement added his political career, including his deputy Senate president dream, is heading for the rocks following the court judgements annulling his candidacy.
“Omo-Agege not only sabotaged Ogboru and the APC during the governorship elections, he undermined the so-called federal might under his charge to fail Ogboru in a deal with PDP.
“Omo-Agege is still delusional as the roof of his senatorial and deputy senate president ambition comes down crashing.
“He is acting like the proverbial drowning man grabbing at any straw in sight in an attempt to sustain his political life.”
Assuring that he will be issued the Certificate of Return as Senator-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Emerhor declared he will represent the senatorial district and “turn the fortunes of Delta APC in preparation for 2023 politics”.