Senator Ovie Omo-Agege’s declaration last week to succeed Ifeanyi Okowa as the Delta State Governor has been causing the sitting Governor some sleepless nights between last Thursday and Saturday.
Omo-Agege is storming the stage on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Reports available to Page3news.com.ng indicated that the Deputy President of the Senate noting that his declaration had set the momentum for a change in the political dynamics of Delta State, he has also asked the outgoing administration to account for the about N800 billion received while in office.
Omo-Agege spoke on Saturday at the Bendel Hotel ground, Agbor, the venue of the reception organised by the people of Ika Federal Constituency, for the new National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr Felix Morka.
Omo-Agege alleging that his declaration has discomfited Okowa and the PDP administration to the extent that they have been unable to sleep, he said: “They don’t want the truth told to the people; they are unhappy for saying the bitter truth. Okowa has not been able to sleep since I told the people the truth,” Omo-Agege said.
He thus put the administration to task to account for what he claimed as the estimated N800 billion received since 2015 as revenue.
While noting that the presence of Felix Morka in the National Working Committee, NWC of the APC would strengthen the voice of Delta and the South-South, he lauded the reception for Morka as epoch making, indicative of the rising profile of Agbor and the Ika people of Delta State.
Speaking at the occasion, Morka expressed gratitude to the people of Ika Federal Constituency, Omo-Agege, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi and other eminent persons who helped to get him the position.
“People simply focus on the distractions, they frame the issues in advancing their own self-interest but the fact of the matter is that in every sector you look, this party has moved us a quantum leap forward from where we were in 2015. That’s incontrovertible.
On his hosting by the Ika people, he said; “I am both excited and humbled by this entire experience. Humbled by the fact that our people from Ika South, Ika North East who comprise the Federal Constituency thought it necessary by their own volition to honour me today and not only did they honour me in that manner, they also brought some of our finest leaders, the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege to come to Agbor today, brought our Distinguished Senator Nwaoboshi to come here today and so many other dignitaries like our chairman today, Engr Hyacinth Enuha, that I adore. He is a father. So, for him to take time to come to Agbor for this was just remarkable.
“So, I am just thankful, I don’t think it’s anything that I have done to deserve this. So, I give glory to God. But I think that at the end of the day, this is really the inspiration that I need to go out there to speak vehemently for our party, to speak courageously for our party. To speak with candour. To tell our story, because I think that’s what we need right now maybe we haven’t done so well to tell the story of this party, because this party has done an amazing job”.
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