South-South APC Endorses Omo-Agege as Deputy Senate President CandidateFeatured, Latest News, News Saturday, June 8th, 2019
By Niyi Adeyi
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The South South zone of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has endorsed Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, (Delta Central), for the position of the Deputy Senate President.
APC Vice-Chairman (South-South), Ntufam Hilliard Eta and the Zonal Secretary, David Okumgba, disclosed this in a statement issued Saturday and made available to journalists.
The statement specified that the choice of Omo-Agege, a strong supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari was imperative.
The release read in part: “The leadership of the South-South Zone is fully in support of Mr. President (Muhammadu Buhari).
“Our zone has been given the opportunity by our great Party to produce the Deputy Senate President for the Ninth National Assembly and we are thankful.
“It is important to state that our two illustrious sons, Distinguished Senators Francis Alimikhena from Edo State and Ovie Omo-Agege from Delta State had indicated interest to contest the office of the Deputy Senate President.
“Both of them are eminently qualified for that office as both are ranking Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“However, considering the current zoning of political offices in our zone whereby Edo State produced the current National Chairman of our great Party (Adams Oshiomhole), and other considerations, it became imperative that our zone supports the candidature of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for the office of the Deputy Senate President.”
In the same vein, the statement hailed the party for zoning the position to the South-South and commended Oshiomhole for his sound administrative experience in piloting the affairs of the party.
It added: “The Zonal Working Committee acting on behalf of the Zonal Executive Committee, Elders and Leaders of the South-South geopolitical zone of our great Party, the APC wishes to state categorically that we align ourselves with the decision of the national leadership of our great Party in respect of the zoning of the Principal offices of the 9th National Assembly.
“We commend our respected leader, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR for his sterling leadership of the affairs of our great country and our illustrious son, His Excellency, Comrade Adams.
“The South-South geopolitical zone had demonstrated uncommon faith, courage, and vigour in the just concluded general elections by voting massively for candidates of our great Party at all levels.
“We implore all Distinguished Senators to please stand by us and support Senator Ovie Omo Agege for the position of Deputy Senate President.”
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