The Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, has denied accusations made by Cairo Ojuogbo, the former Director of Projects at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), that he worked against Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s bid for presidency.
Ojuogbo said Omo-Agege never believed Tinubu would win the presidential election, hence did not work for his emergence.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Sunny Areh made available to News About Nigeria, Omo-Agege dismissed Ojuogbo’s claims, calling him an “impetuous irritant” who did not deserve a response.
He maintained that he had not engaged in any anti-party activities or worked against Tinubu in Delta State.
The conflict between Omo-Agege and Ojuogbo reportedly began during the March 18 Governorship election in Delta State, which saw the APC lose.
Ojuogbo has also been accused of working for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, during the 2023 election.
The Deputy Senate President’s response to the allegations is expected to quell speculations and put an end to the accusations made against him by Ojuogbo.
However, it remains to be seen if any further developments or statements will be made by either party regarding the matter.
The allegations made by Ojuogbo highlight the growing political tensions in Nigeria.
In other news, Professionals of Delta origin living in the United Kingdom and Europe have expressed their support for the efforts made by Omo-Agege, to reclaim his mandate following his loss at the March 18th gubernatorial election in the state.
The group expressed disapproval of the result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission. They advised Omo-Agege not to give up his right and to take necessary steps to reclaim the mandate given to him by the people of Delta.
It was observed that despite the overwhelming turnout of Deltans who voted for Senator Ovie Omo-Agege with high expectations, the declared outcome by INEC falls below the aspirations of the electorate.
Consequently, it is necessary for Omo-Agege to seek the assistance of legal experts to reclaim the mandate entrusted to him by the people.