Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, out-going senator representing Delta Central at the Senate has been told to quickly come to terms with the import and the reality of the recent Federal High Court judgment that affirmed that Chief Cyril Ogodo is the authentic chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta state.
A notable chartered accountant and leader of the APC in Delta state, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor who made the call said in a statement when he affirmed that Omo-Agege is in self-denial, pointing out that the certificate of return that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issued to him was done in error, and will soon be re-issued to him, Emerhor.
Urging Omo-Agege to stop grand standing and come to the reality and import of the court judgment, the statement signed by Emerhor’s aide on media and social communication, Mr. Aghogho Orotomah declared:
“The Federal High Court, Asaba made a specific order, order no 4 in the court enrolled orders nullifying the full plate of NASS, Governorship and House of Assembly candidates list of Delta APC submitted to INEC through the Prophet Jones Erue Exco which contained the following names as APC SENATORIAL candidates to wit:
Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan- Delta South Senator Ovie Omo-Agege – Delta Central and Hon Doris Uboh- Delta North.
“Then Order 5 went on to identify exhibit S and T as containing the list of the valid and authentic APC NASS, Governorship, and House of Assembly candidates for the 2019 general elections. The SENATORIAL candidates contained in the court certified exhibits are as follows: Chief Micheal Johnny- Delta South Olorogun O’tega Emerhor–Delta Central and Chief Mrs Marian Ali- Delta NORTH.
“These enrolled orders have been served by the court bailiff on INEC and INEC has begun the process of obedience to the order by REFUSING to give out the Certificate of Return to three affected candidates of the Prophet Jones Erue annulled list in Asaba on Wednesday March 27th 2019.
“It is therefore obvious that the Certificate of Return already issued to Senator Ovie Omo-Agege is in error and it is only a matter of time for it to be withdrawn by INEC and together with those INEC already withheld, re-issue same to Olorogun O’tega Emerhor and others.
“Senator Omo-Agege has to be in self denial to continue to grand stand that the Asaba FHC judgement does not affect his Candidacy. He did the right thing by attempting to seek leave of court to appeal the judgment as an impacted person but unfortunately the court of appeal Benin shut the door on him for sleeping on his right for the last six months and awarded cost against him. Olorogun O’tega Emerhor the valid candidate and Senator-elect for Delta Central awaits calmly his Certificate of Return from INEC.”