Deputy Senate President and Delta All Progressives Congress (APC), governorship candidate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege , has said there will be a tsunami of defections from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the days ahead.
He spoke at the ongoing APC Ward to Ward campaigns on Monday at Iyede-Ame and Ofagbe, both Isoko communities, in Ndokwa East and Isoko North LGAs respectively.
While welcoming the latest top level defectors from PDP, notably former House of Assembly Speaker, Chief Monday Igbuya; former Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Executive Secretary, Chief Andy Osawota; former DESOPADEC Commissioner, Chief Pius Ovbije, aka POC; and former Executive Assistant to Delta State governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Technical Education, Michael Akpobire, Senator Omo-Agege said this is just the tip of the iceberg.
“I can comfortably tell you that Governor Okowa and PDP have seen nothing yet. In the days and weeks ahead, there’s going to be a tsunami, and it will shake Delta PDP to its very foundations.
“Already, we have been informed that other senior members of the party like BOT member, Chief Judith Enamuotor, and former House of Representatives member, Mrs. Almona Isei have left. They are joining us.
“Governor Okowa is so wicked that even his own party members are angrier than even others. In Seven years and seven months, he has received over N4.2 trillion. But look at our state. There’s absolutely nothing to show for it. Instead, all we hear are allegations that he has used N25billion of Delta money to float a bank.
“Last week, I challenged him to tell Deltans the truth about the bank. I’m still waiting. We are all waiting. And to add insult to injury, he goes and brings Sheriff Oborevwori, a man whose academic and moral credentials are in public dispute, to succeed him as governor. That’s the biggest insult of all,” he said.
Omo-Agege enjoined Deltans to join hands to terminate Governor Okowa’s “illicit dream “ to be Vice President, adding that the way to do this is to vote massively for APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as well as all other APC candidates across the board.
Meanwhile, renewed hopes of a good life have risen in communities across the Ase River as Senator Omo-Agege, has made a commitment to address the problems confronting them when elected governor.
Speaking at a rally at Iyede-Ame, the governorship candidate promised to construct a road and a bridge across the Ase River that will link Ofagbe, Ibrede to Iyede-Ame.
He also promised to make the primary and secondary schools in Iyede-Ame functional by ensuring that within his first 100 days in office as governor, adequate number of teaching and non-teaching personnel would be deployed to Iyede-Ame.
“I am convinced that in a community like this where there is no light, no school, no potable water, you don’t also have a hospital, I commit to you that we will do something about that. We will give you a befitting health center,” he said.
He urged the people to also vote Asiwaju Tinubu for President so that with his help at the federal level, he would execute all the projects with ease, especially by engaging the services of interventionist agencies like the NDDC.
“Whatever you do, ensure that we control the federal government. If you vote for me and you don’t vote for Tinubu, I would be like an orphan.
“Whatever commitment I make today is on my behalf and on behalf of Tinubu. I know you have supported a PDP government for the past 24 years and Iyede-Ame remains as it is. Despite your obvious abandonment, Okowa and his people are still saying that you support the PDP. I believe it is wickedness for anybody to campaign for PDP here. It is evil,” he added.
Highpoint of the rally was the spiritual enthronement of Senator Omo-Agege as governor of Delta State by Archbishop Julius Ediwe (JP) of the Chapel of Love Evangelical Worldwide, Port-Harcourt, and President of Niger Delta Ministers Forum who on behalf of himself and his members, declared and enthroned the APC candidate as the next governor of Delta State.