By Jon Egie

 

Elder Francis Onakpofure presenting his speech during the meeting.

APC stakeholders in Ughelli North local government area have expressed sadness over raging insinuation that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege caused the failure of the party governorship candidate, Chief Great Ogboru, in the March 9 governorship election in Delta state.

At a special convention of stakeholders’ meeting held at the party secretariat in Ughelli, Thursday, April 4, the stakeholders debunked the allegation leveled against Senator Omo-Agege saying the senator was being persecuted by evil persons outside the local government area and stressed the need to set the record straight.

They described Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as the only person who has stood firm for the party discipline and success in leading Ughelli North to deliver all the party candidates in the just concluded 2019 general elections and therefore called on the party members to be united in support of the senator as he remained the pillar of the party in the South-South.

They said being a ranking senator, Ovie Omo-Agege qualifies for the position of the Deputy Senate President which has been zoned to the South-South and urged all party members and his constituents to discountenance the allegations of betrayal leveled on the senator for the good of all stakeholders.

Earlier, Convener of the meeting, Elder Francis Onakpofure noted that wrong impressions emanated from the outcome of the governorship election in Delta state with some party members pointing accusing fingers on the senator alleging that he betrayed and sold out the fortunes of the party during the election and hence called for concerted effort to correct the wrong and misplaced impressions.

He described members of the party in Ughelli North as lucky to have one of their own, Senator Omo-Agege as a ranking senator and a potential Deputy Senate President and further called for unity of purpose in encouraging him for that pursuit.

The meeting which was presided over by an elder of the party, Olorogun Engr Joshua Asah had the local government area party chairman and secretary, Hon Obakpororo Onabedje and Barr Ubogun Nze respectively in attendance.

Others who were present include ward chairmen, party faithful and various leaders and elders.

Highlight of the meeting was the constitution of a 4-man Communiqué’ Committee mandated to draft the position of the party stakeholders on the outcome of the governorship election and the need to support Senator Ovie Omo-Agege becoming the Deputy Senate President of the 9th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.