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Delta APC Registration Exercise: Omo-Agege Tackles Ogboru, Sahara Reporters

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-Says Over 95% Of Invited Stakeholders Were In Attendance
By Daniel Dafe, Abraka
The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has lashed at Sahara Reporters over their report on the Delta APC Registration Exercise, were the online platform said it ended in chaos, adding that DSP Ovie Omo-Agege and the party’s State Chairman, Prophet Jones Ode Erue escaped from the venue.

In a statement on Saturday signed by Chuks Awo Erhire, SSA, Constituency Matters to the Deputy President of the Senate, Agege described the said report as a “vexatious piece of falsehood published by Sahara Reporters.”

The statement reads in part: “It is rather sad that an event that took place in the digital age in the full glare of journalists and eminent stakeholders of the APC in Delta State can be twisted by some enemies of our party with the evil intention to mislead the people.

“Naturally, the best thing to be done would have been to ignore this mischievous act but we choose to set the records straight because Shakespeare has said that, “to leave an error unrefuted is to create intellectual immorality”.

“We wish to state expressly that the Delta State APC Critical Stakeholders meeting scheduled for the State Secretariat in Asaba on Wednesday, 3rd of February was held successfully with over 95% of the invited Stakeholders in attendance.”

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According to the statement, “the two National Officers assigned to supervise the exercise in Delta State; Barr. Ahmed Ismael (National Youth Leader, Caretaker) and Ms. Stella Okotete (National Woman Leader, Caretaker) were present before they left to witness a similar event in another South-South State.”

“More so, the entire State Registration Panel appointed by the National leadership of our Party led by Hon. Anyaegbu Austin Wilson, Chairman of the Delta State Panel were all in attendance. It therefore beats our imagination that Sahara Reporters could shamelessly go to press to feed the public with falsehood, solely with the intent to maligning the person and Office of the DSP. This misadventure by Sahara Reporters presents her as a media house that can never be trusted as they lack the elementary prerequisites of investigative journalism,” the statement added.

Furthermore, Agege said: “It is regrettable that, at a time when we are closing ranks towards building a bigger, more united and truly progressive family, Chief Great Ogboru would yield himself as a tool to sponsoring confusion and unnecessary wrangling within our Party, APC.”

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Agege alleged that Chief Ogboru was the architect and sponsor of the unwarranted attacks on a few party members that made their way to joining the gathering, adding that “it was part of a grand plan to disrupt the meeting but it failed.”

The statement continued: “We wish to inform Chief Great Ogboru and his co-conspirators that party membership and privileges are never the exclusive rights of any single individual. Interests of party members makes party politics interesting but respect for the rights of others strengthens the fulcrum upon which Democracy thrives.

“It is therefore provocative to fight others endlessly and attempt to stop them from aspiring to heights we couldn’t reach.”

Furthermore, he urged our party men and women to discountenance the disingenuous claim that the Deputy President of the Senate, His Excellency Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and the State Chairman, Prophet Jones Ode Erue “escaped” from the meeting, saying “those are the handiwork of the enemies and part of their media onslaught.”

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“Indeed, it is our firm belief that, for someone to claim that an event that went on hitch free from the beginning to the closing, ended in chaos suggests that some enemies of our party had plotted to disrupt the meeting but God shamed them.

“Let it be stated clearly that had anybody raised a finger on the vehicle of the DSP at the gate, let alone the DSP himself, by now the State would have been made too hot for all the conspirators, their collaborators and their hired thugs. While we would resist attempts to take us back to the dark days, we wish to state unequivocally that we will not sit by and allow anyone go away with the mistaken belief that they hold the monopoly of violence,” the statement said.

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