Delta State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege remains expelled from the party.
The chapter also described as illegal, the planned executive meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 11, to pass a vote of confidence on Senator Omo-Agege.
In a communiqué issued after its emergency meeting in Asaba, Delta State capital, on April 7, APC said the planned meeting was called by aides of the Deputy Senate President who were promised ministerial appointment and pipeline contract.
The communiqué, which was signed by the APC state Chairman Ulebor Isaac and 25 other members of the executive committee, accused Senator Omo-Agege of anti-party activities.
“We noted the forced efforts of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege to cause members of his ‘kangaroo Exco’ in his ward and state to refute his expulsion.
“The general public is hereby notified that Ovie Omo-Agege’s expulsion stands and he remains expelled,” the statement asserted.
Isaac alleged that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege did not support Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu during the APC national convention that produced him as a candidate, and in the February 25 presidential election.
According to him, the lawmaker used the monies given to him for logistics during APC national convention on other aspirants.
“During the campaigns, Ovie Omo- Agege and his boys worked for Peter Obi. He entered into an alliance with Labour Party to work for Labour, for president, and for Labour to work for him (Ovie Omo-Agege) during his gubernatorial election.
“In fact, Ovie Omo-Agege did not believe that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will win the election. All Omo-Agege’s campaign posters had Peter Obi and he never mentioned Bola Tinubu during his campaigns,” the Chairman stated.
He alleged that the Deputy Senate President is boasting that he would be made governor of Delta State by the Supreme Court, as was the case in Imo State.
“Omo-Agege has also boasted that he can get any judgement from the courts,” noting that his two senatorial elections into the Senate were through the court.
“We, therefore appeal to the Nigerian Judicial Commission (NJC) to watch out for Omo-Agege’s antics,” Isaac advised.
Omo-Agege was the candidate of APC in the March 18 governorship election in Delta State but lost to Sheriff Oborevwori, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).