The Delta State PDP Governorship Candidate, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has described the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege as a despot and not needed by Deltans as a Governor next year.
In his address at the inauguration of the Delta State PDP Campaign Management Committee, on Thursday, November 3rd, 2022, in Asaba, the State Capital, Rt Hon Oborevwori said that the current Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, of which Omo-Agege is the Deputy Senate President, was the worst in the history of Nigeria.
In his words at the carnival-like event: “The other day I listened to the brash and unguarded utterances of the APC governorship candidate in Delta State. I wish to remind Deltans that all well-meaning Nigerians agree that the current Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, of which Omo-Agege is the Deputy President, is the worst in the history of Nigeria.
“Courtesy of this toothless, docile, and rubber stamp Senate, Nigeria’s external debt portfolio currently stands at $40b as at the second quarter of this year. With hyperinflation, naira free fall, escalating food prices, widespread poverty, dilapidated state of federal roads, labour discontent, and general insecurity, let Omo-Agege tell Deltans what these monies were used for”.
“Lest we forget, Omo-Agege’s tenure as Secretary to the Delta State Government was characterized by parochialism, greed, abuse of power, and undemocratic tendencies. The records are there for anybody who cares to check. Let me stop here for now but suffice it to say that Deltans do not need a despot like Omo-Agege, but a liberal, broadminded, and selfless leader like myself who stands for equity and fairness”, he added.
He appealed to all members of the PDP to remain focused and dedicated to delivering all the PDP candidates at the federal and state levels, saying that; “The strength of the PDP is in the grassroots. I, therefore, enjoin us to pound the pavements in our wards and units and make door-to-door campaign our priority.
” Unity must be our watchword. Where there are disagreements or grievances, we must act fast and resolve it quickly to ensure that everybody is carried along. The umbrella is big enough to accommodate everybody. Together, we can get it done”.
The Delta State PDP Governorship Candidate who is also the Speaker of the State House of Assembly made brief remark about his stewardship as speaker of the state house of assembly, saying that a house of assembly does not need to be antagonistic to the executive to make it vibrant, it is misguided.
According to him, the idea of checks and balances was not for the legislature to become a clog in the wheel of progress but to ensure that there was mutual respect and cooperation in handling governance issues, adding that; “The fact that you sometimes disagree does not mean you have to be disagreeable. But through dialogue you can iron out your differences in a mature and civilized manner in order to move the ship of state forward. This is what the House has done under my stewardship, and the evidence of the positive impacts of government’s policies and programmes abound everywhere in the state”.
He commended Governor and party’s Vice-Presidential Candidate, Senator Ifeanyi Okowafor his exemplary, godly, and effective leadership.