Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege will throw his hat into the ring for the 2023 governorship of Delta State tomorrow (Thursday) to drive what is called the “Edge Agenda”.
Senator Omo-Agege’s formal declaration will take place at the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Yomi Odunuga, the Deputy Senate President’s decision was in ‘deference to emphatic calls for populist leadership in Delta State’.
The statement further said that ‘numerous communities which have benefitted from Senator Omo-Agege’s development initiatives in Delta State have mobilised for participation in the formal declaration ceremony’.
Top members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from other parts of the country ‘are set to storm Delta State to identify with the Obarisi of Urhoboland who has steadfastly promoted the party’s development agenda in the Senate.
‘In addition to party loyalists, well-meaning citizens across various political divides, as well as friends of the state are expected to attend the declaration ceremony’, Odunuga further said.
The “Edge Agenda”, he explained, ‘focuses primarily on employment and empowerment, development, good governance and enduring security.
‘As most Deltans are aware, it is a continuation and expansion of Senator Omo-Agege’s development focus in the much-applauded populist representation of his Senatorial constituency”.
Omo-Agege, the No 5 political office holder in the country, is reported to have has sponsored over 25 impactful bills since elected to represent Delta Central in the Senate in 2015.
He has also completed over 300 constituency projects, some of which included replacement of overloaded and obsolete transformers in over 13 communities within his constituency, and construction of shoreline protection and gully erosion control at Egbo-Ideh community in Ughelli South Local Government Area; as well as construction of injection substation at Niger Delta Power Holding Company/National Integrated Power Project at Orogun.