Omo-Agege lauds constituents on victory
Promises to spread dividends of democracy
Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege has expressed gratitude to the people of Delta Central Senatorial District and all Nigerians for their role in his electoral victory, even as he described the suit challenging his election as “a needless distraction.”
The electoral petition tribunal sitting in Asaba, Delta State, had on Saturday reaffirmed Omo-Agege’s triumph.
“The tribunal dismissed the petition against Senator Omo-Agege on the grounds that the petition lacked merit and the petitioner could not prove her case beyond reasonable doubt. With the monumental support of his people at the grassroots and the thousands of votes gap legitimately recorded during the senatorial elections, the outcome couldn’t have been different,” said a statement issued by his special adviser on media and publicity, Yomi Odunuga.
The statement reads in part: “While Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), are not surprised at the tribunal’s verdict, he has directed his staff and supporters to look beyond the spontaneous jubilation and embrace his commitment to the populist ideals of spreading the dividends of democracy to all.
“The Deputy President of the Senate has continued to extend a hand of fellowship to all those who participated in the futile challenge and he voiced gratitude to all Nigerians who have been expressing their support in various ways.”
It added: “While many have emphatically maintained that the suit was unnecessary in view of the thousands of votes in his favour and an unwavering support for his re-election as the senator representing the Delta Central, Senator Omo-Agege has appealed for continued unity of purpose towards ensuring positive impact on the lives of the people who voted for him, to ensure qualitative representation at the Senate.”
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