The recent defection of some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State to the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been described by the APC Gubernatorial Campaign Organisation in the state as a testament to its candidate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege’s attractive style of politics.
This is even as the campaign organisation congratulated the Deputy Senate President on the flagging off ceremony of five projects at his alma mater, St. George’s Grammar School Obinomba, Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state.
Earlier in the week, Omo-Agege led other APC stalwarts to welcome Chief Gabriel Eko, Alhaji Mohammed Umaru, Arinze Mboka and over 1,000 PDP faithful into APC family in Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area.
Barrister Eko was a two-time PDP Chairman, Abraka Ward 3 and Special Adviser to the Chairman of Ethiope East LGA Council from 2020 until his recent defection, while Umaru is the Chairman of Arewa Community in Ethiope East LGA and as Mboka leads the Igbo community in the area.
In congratulating the Delta Central lawmaker on the defections, the Communications and Media Strategy Director of the APC Gubernatorial Campaign Organisation, Ima Niboro noted that the development was a huge gain not only for party but lovers of good governance in the state.
The campaign spokesperson commended the new members for their uncommon courage in identifying with the Obarisi of Urhoboland and joining hands with him “to rescue the state from PDP’s strangulation and mis-governamce”.
He said the defectors had made the right choice for their political future and in the interest of the state.
On the projects at St. George’s Grammar School Obinomba, Niboro noted that if Omo-Agege could facilitate projects outside his senatorial district without executive powers, he would do more if given the mandate to lead the state as Governor.
The APC standard bearer, he said, had also facilitated projects to Delta South, making him the first lawmaker in the history of the state to influence projects across the three senatorial districts.
According to Niboro, with his background in both the executive and legislative arms of government, Senator Omo-Agege is the most prepared of all the governorship candidates, stressing that he has the experience and capacity to hit the ground running upon assumption of office.
The campaign spokesman said the federal lawmaker had over 400 constituency projects across the state last year, spanning all sectors including roads, schools, electricity, solar, rural electrification, water projects, educational and ICT infrastructure, primary healthcare, human capital development and empowerment.
“Senator Omo-Agege’s impact stretches beyond his direct constituency. He facilitated the rehabilitation of Asaba/Ugbolu/Illah road in Delta North; and the renovation, rehabilitation and furnishing of the Nanna Living Museum in Koko, Delta South among others. These records remain unmatched in the 30-year history of our dear state.
“The EDGE Agenda is committed to halting the weaponisation of poverty, marginalisation of our people and underdevelopment of our communities that lay the golden egg by successive PDP administrations”, Niboro assured.
Omo-Agege’s EDGE Agenda focuses primarily on employment and empowerment, development, good governance and enduring security.
Niboro described Omo-Agege as a promise keeper, noting that the projects at his alma-mater were in fulfilment of his promise made last November.
The projects include construction and equipping of an e-library, administrative block, a storey building containing 12 classrooms block, rehabilitation of the existing dinning hall/refectory, and 200 bed spaces for male and female hostels respectively.