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OMO-AGEGE IN LAGOS, PROMISES FAIRNESS TO ALL DELTANS

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Delta State governorship aspirant, Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege at the weekend took his campaign to Lagos where he met with prominent Urhobos and promised to be fair to all Deltans if elected governor next year. Omo-Agege was hosted at the residence of Urhobo leader in Lagos, Chief Johnson Barovbe by Urhobo Social Club, led by Olorogun Emma Evue.

Addressing the gathering, Omo-Agege said all Deltans across the three senatorial zones have been shortchanged by the Emmanuel Uduaghan-led administration in the areas of infrastructural development, service delivery and prudent management of resources. He promised to bring democratic dividends to the people through his five-steps-to-posterity programme, which include free education, free healthcare, infrastructural renewal, security of lives and property and agriculture.

He assured Deltans that he intended to pursue his governorship ambition to a logical conclusion to ensure change of guard in the Asaba Government House. Omo-Agege noted that although he did not fight when he was schemed out during the 2006 primaries that produced Uduaghan, Deltans should count on him this time around to carry the battle to a logical conclusion, promising that his name would definitely be in the ballot paper for the 2011 governorship election in the state.

He told the gathering comprising corporate managers and businessmen that 'Uduaghan is ripe for the taking', adding that the state could not afford another four years of the present maladministration. Noting that the fight to extricate the state from the hands of Uduaghan was a collective effort, Omo-Agege urged the people to come out and register en masse during the forthcoming voter registration exercise.

He said with the adoption of one man, one vote and digital registration, it would be impossible to perpetrate fraud during the elections, adding that there would be no escape route for Uduaghan. Omo-Agege maintained that the state deserved better than what the present administration was doing with the huge resources at its disposal.

The aspirant was accompanied to the Lagos meeting by chieftains of the Omo-Agege Political Movement (OPM), including Chief Austin Uloho, Chief Adolo Okotie-Eboh, Evang William Ukpebitere, Chief Joseph Asini, Chief Patrick Atsiagbe, Dr. Nuvie Emerhi, Chief Phillip Eyagomare, Chief Chris Ominimini, Mr. Jaro Egbo, Mr. Sunday Onoriode, Mr. Moses Anaughe, Mr. Patani, Mr. Felix Eshalomi, Mr. Ovie Oghenekaro, among others.