By Gabriel Oghenekaro,
Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege has taken a swipe at the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State, saying 2023 will mark its expiry date in the state.
Senator Omo-Agege said this, Sunday, when he received youths and women from Ughelli Ward 2/6 and Ward 7, who abandon the PDP to join the All Progressive Congress (APC).
According to him, everything has an expiry date, adding that the terminal date for the PDP in the state is already very near.
He said, “although 2023 is still far Agege is coming. What we are going to use their eyes to see, they won’t believe it. APC has already won the 2023 election, PDP and Okowa know.”
Speaking further, Omo-Agege who was joined by the outgoing state Chairman of the party, Jones Erue, the incoming State Chairman, Omene Sobotie, incoming Delta Central Chairman, Chief Paulinus Akpeki, and the Ughelli North local government chairman of the party, Mr. Obakpororo Onoabeje amongst other party leaders to receive the decampees, assured them that they would be treated equally with other members of the party.
He said, “the youths and women are the owners of party and owners of town and not the leaders. They are the ones that can make or spoil a town. I say this not to undermine our leaders.
“I welcome you all to this party and I promise you that you will enjoy every privilege that others are enjoying. Whether you are old or new you are all equal. In this party, we don’t have joiners and founders and that is what separates me from other leaders. They will say this and this just joined the party yesterday but I don’t believe in that, whether yesterday or today, you are all one.”
Speaking earlier at Oviri-Ogor town hall, President General of Oviri-Ogor community, Chief Monday Otobrise said they were endeared to Ovie Omo-Agege due to his accessibility, adding that for the first time they were having a representative that is always in touch with them.
Also speaking on behalf of the decamped youths, the Youth Chairman of Oviri-Ogor community, Voke Onogure said the Deputy President of the Senate has done more for them than the state government.
He said, “Omo-Agege gave us new transformers, street lights, renovated our schools, gave us empowerment, and all these he did being a member of the opposition party. Things that our party, the party we worked for, the party we delivered cannot do for us he has done for us. We have seen that he has the light and have decided to follow him.”