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‘My people need me in the Senate’


Senator Obaisi Ovie Omo-Agege. PHOTO: Asaba Metro

Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District, Chief Ovie Omo-Agege, has maintained that the Urhobo people need him in the upper legislative chamber to protect their interest.

Speaking yesterday with newsmen in Abuja, Omo-Agege disclosed that it would be unfair for anyone in the senate to seek to shortchange over six million Urhobos spread across eight councils in Delta Central by purporting to suspend him.He vowed to continue to use the instrumentality of the law to deepen democracy in the country saying he has been a democrat even while he was in the United States.

The Senator explained that unknown to many Nigerians; the bill to amend the electoral Act is actually his baby. “The idea behind the bill is to strengthen the electoral process, make it transparent to reflect the true wishes of the people but along the line, some individuals hijacked it to suit their personal interest.”

Omo-Agege said his support for President Muhammadu Buhari is hinged on the mandate given to him by the Urhobo to align their interest with their traditional allies in the North and key into power at the center and not play opposition politics.

“My people sent me to the Senate because I’m courageous and bold. They know that Omo-Agege will fight for them,” the Senator said. He expressed the view that rather than struggle to dismantle the Buhari Support Group in the Senate which is just a caucus and lobby group, focus should rather be on the growing impunity in the red chamber.

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