Ovie Omo-Agege, Delta Central Senator and APC Leader in Delta State, Olorugun O’tega Emerhor has again drawn a battle line. While Omo Agege says he is a contender for the office of the Deputy Senate President in the 9th Assembly, Emerhor says he expect the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Omo-Agege.
Omo Agege spoke on Monday while making clarification on the Federal High Court, Asaba, judgment which supposedly recognised Chief Cyril Ogodo-led faction of the APC instead of the current executive of the party led by Prophet Jones Ode Erue, which is recognised by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC led by Adams Oshiomhole.
He spoke through one of his legislative aide, Nath Dortie, that contrary to skewed reports in the media, he did not lose any “appeal,” saying his application for joiner to the Asaba lower court case was only disallowed since he is not a party to the suit.
He said that the contentious Asaba judgment which some elements were parading is in violent conflict with the valid, unchallenged and subsisting June 18, 2018 judgment of Hon. Justice Chikere of the Federal High, Abuja which validated, recognised and gave legal life to the Prophet Jones-led executive of the party, a judgment that the plaintiffs in the Asaba court have failed to set aside/appeal against.
But Emerhor has insisted otherwise, saying Omo-Agege’s days as a senator are numbered.