- says power must shift to South
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has accused the Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa of betraying the South for supporting the emergence of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and accepting to be his vice.
Omo-Agege who spoke at Effurun, Uvwie local government area, Delta State, during an enlarged meeting of Delta Central All Progressive Congress, APC leaders, and stakeholders, Sunday, said it is only fair that power returns to the South after the North has served eight years.
According to him, the Delta State Governor has been labeled as a traitor for that singular reason.
Omo-Agege who is the governorship candidate of APC in the state stressed the need for the party to remain united, emphasizing that he was motivated by a desire to arrest receding hope among Deltans and build a state where the people’s future is brighter than their past.
He maintained that there is a need to be united to confront the monster called PDP, adding that they are the same people repeating the same thing and expecting a different outcome.
On power shift to the South, he said fairness demands that power returns to the South in 2023 since President Muhammadu Buhari, a Northerner, is about to complete eight years in office.
He endorsed the candidacy of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
Omo-Agege said, “Having served as President for eight years, it is only fair that power returns to the South. It is for that reason that Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has been labeled for who he is: a traitor.
“We are going to change the narrative in Delta. We are going to stand by Asiwaju Tinubu for President. Selling him won’t be a difficult task. We saw what he did in Lagos.”
The meeting, which was hosted by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment and APC Presidential Campaign Spokesperson, Festus Keyamo SAN and tagged unity meeting, had notable APC leaders and stakeholders in attendance, including the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege; APC chieftain and former General Secretary of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Chief Frank Kokori and Founding Leader and 2015 Governorship candidate of APC in Delta State, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor.
Others are State Chairman, Delta APC, Elder Omene Sobotie; State Vice Chairman, APC Delta Central, Chief Paulinus Akpeki; former Commissioner for Education, Dr Veronica Ogbuagu, APC Senatorial candidate for Delta Central, Chief Edeh Dafinone, House of Representatives and State Assembly candidates for the party across the eight local government area of Delta Central and other stakeholders of the party.
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