By Jon Egie



Emerhor O'tega and Great Ogboru expressing unity of Urhobo politicians

Emerhor O’tega and Great Ogboru expressing unity of Urhobo politicians

The APC candidate in the 2015 governorship election in Delta State, Olorogun Emerhor O’tega has announced the reconciliation of political difference with the Labour Party governorship candidate, Chief Great Ogboru with an aim of synergising their political forces to grab power in 2019.


O’tega made the announcement on Saturday, June 4, at Orogun, during the occasion of a grand reception ceremony held by the Orogun council of chiefs in honour of Senator Ovie Omo Agege.


O’tega said the reconciliation would produce a united team that would enable the Urhobo nation hold the reins of government of Delta State in 2019.


Earlier, the chairman of the occasion, DIG Marvel Akpoyibo rtd said Senator Ovie Omo Agege has become and remained the best candidate to represent the Urhobo nation at the Senate of the FRN noting his doggedness and astute presentation of bills at the Senate floor.


He said Orogun clan is tactically positioned by God to play a leading role in Urhoboland and by extension the Nigeria nation at large.


Akpoyibo sued for support to promote a centrifugal force in Urhoboland capable of speaking with one powerful voice that can be heard across Nigeria.



Sen Ovie Omo Agege making his speech during the occasion

Sen Ovie Omo Agege making his speech during the occasion

“More than ever before we need unity in Urhoboland” OmoAgege said in his speech, and while recalling his campaign promises, pledged robust representation that would promote the interest of the Urhobo people at the Senate.


He said in the first three months of his arrival at the senate he made significant impact with the sponsoring of three bills which have been passed into law.

“The Voice of Urhobo is now being heard at the national level and therefore, the days of ‘sleeping senators’ are over”.


In an interview, Dr Wilson Omene expressed satisfaction with the huge turn- out of the Urhobo people to grace the occasion. He said if for nothing, the emergence of Ovie Omo Agege as the Senator representing the Urhobo people put paid to the lawlessness of some politicians in the area.


“When you find a man who is good and a man who does what you expect him to do people must honour him,” Chief Great Ogboru said in a separate interview saying that the reason why the Urhobo people gathered was to honour Ovie OmoAgege with appreciation to God who has helped them to put the right man in the right place, “and that is why I am happy as well too”.


In a message of hope, he told Deltans to begin to pray to God for people who will represent them properly and not those who will assist people to rig election only for them to complain that they have not received their salaries. £When you were rigging these people into office you should have known that they will lead to your poverty and the poverty of your children£ Ogboru said.