A high-ranking member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Cairo Ojuogbo, has accused the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, of working against President-elect Bola Tinubu’s candidacy in the last election.
In a statement made available to News About Nigeria on Saturday, Ojuogbo claimed that Omo-Agege lacked faith in Tinubu’s ability to win the presidential election and thus did not support the candidate.
Ojuogbo further alleged that Omo-Agege had backed Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), in the last election.
Ojuogbo also dismissed any claims that Omo-Agege’s faction of the party had expelled him from APC in Delta State.
He also criticized Omo-Agege’s campaign strategy in Delta State, accusing him of using small boys and stating that he was in politics to injure people.
The allegations made by Ojuogbo have caused a stir within the APC and Nigerian politics in general.
Many are surprised by the accusations, given the close relationship between Omo-Agege and Tinubu.
The two politicians have been seen together at various events, and Omo-Agege has previously shown support for Tinubu.
The accusations have also highlighted the factionalism within the APC in Delta State.
Reports of infighting within the party have been ongoing, with Omo-Agege’s faction at odds with other factions in the state.
The allegations made by Ojuogbo are yet to be verified, and Omo-Agege is yet to respond to the accusations.
However, if true, the accusations could have far-reaching consequences for both the APC and the political future of Omo-Agege.