O’tega Emerhor, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state, has accused Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, of destroying the party in the state.
In a statement on Monday, he said the senator joined the APC from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to destabilise before the 2019 elections.
Omo-Agege had, while reacting to Emerhor’s petition against him, accused the APC chieftain of blackmail and working against the party’s interest.
But in the statement issued by Aghogho Orotomah, his spokesman, Emerhor said “Omo-Agege is the real cancer that invaded and ravaged the body politics of Delta APC.”
According to him, “now that he (the senator) has accomplished his task of distabilizing the party and making it fail in the 2019 general elections, Omo-Agege will soon head back to the PDP, his natural home.”
“Delta APC has known no peace since Omo-Agege was welcomed by Emerhor to the party in 2017. Omo-Agege who used the Labor party to fight President Buhari and APC in the 2015 general elections was magnanimously admitted into APC in 2017,” he said.
“Omo-Agege upon joining APC kept his group of labor party joiners intact and later transformed it into the Ogboru/Agege faction of today Delta APC.
“Omo-Agege’s plan from day one was to ride on the back of Chief Great Ogboru to return back to the senate. He set about this by promising Chief Ogboru of making him Delta State governor in 2019.
“Omo-Agege ended up making Ogboru a laughing stock. Instead of making Ogboru governor, (he) actually sabotaged him after purportedly winning his senatorial bid.”
He said the senator is “delusional” as his ambition to return to senate and also be elected deputy senate president “comes down crashing.”
“Emerhor and Adjogbe do not hate Omo-Agege. Emerhor opened APC doors in 2017 to admit Omo-Agege. Omo-Agege has turned into the Cancer in Delta APC, a virus that has ravaged Delta APC body politics,” he said.
“Emerhor only seeks the restitution of the rights of mainstream APC through the courts and so far so good. Emerhor will represent Delta Central as Senator and shall surely turn around the fortune of Delta APC unlike Omo-Agege who is already negotiating his way back to PDP to actualize his 2023 governorship ambition.”