The All Progressives Congress (APC) witnessed a soaring popularity recently when the Deputy Senate President (DSP), Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege stormed Kwale, headquarters of Ndokwa East local government area of Delta State to receive a crowd of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) decampees.
Sen. Omo-Agege, while receiving the “new converts”, hailed their foresight in coming into APC fold, even as he assured them that their interest would be highly protected.
The Deputy Senate President expressed concern about the recurring socio-economic and infrastructural challenges bedeviling the oil-rich Ndokwa nation, even as he described the sad development as evidence of poor governance by successive PDP governments in the state.
He promised to change the ugly narratives when the All Progressives Congress (APC) clinches the baton of leadership in Delta state in 2023.
He urged the new APC members to work assiduously to ensure total victory of APC in Delta State in 2023, stating that it is a task that must be achieved to liberate Ndokwa nation and the entire Delta State from the shackles of poor governance.
He said, “2023 is the expiration date for PDP’s control of Delta State. The reason l am excited today is that we have in our fold the strongmen who make things happen in Ndokwa nation’s politics. They have decided to join our party to achieve the mandate given to it by the good people of Delta State, come 2023.
“Having realised the ill-treatment being meted out to Ndokwa people by the PDP governments in Delta State, they are saying ‘enough is enough’ and passionately committed to putting the interest of Ndokwa nation over and above party politics by joining APC and help our party liberate Delta State from the shackles of underdevelopment.”
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of APC, Delta State, Jones Erue, commended the decampees for taking the bold step to join the APC family.
According to him, “Today is a happy day for our party. As you enter APC today, you have encountered progress. Our party is driven by the principle of equality. I enjoin you to work together as a family to liberate Delta State by recording 100 per cent victory for APC in Ndokwa nation at the coming 2023 elections.”
Speaking on behalf of the decampees, Chief Tony Amechi said that, “My brothers and l, having consulted widely, have decided to join APC because we are tired of the marginalisation of Ndokwa people.”
Chief Amechi described Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege as a leader who knows his onions and takes the interest of the people at heart as proven by his distinctive leadership prowess that has resulted in tremendous development of Delta Central and Delta State in recent times.
Meanwhile, the convener of Agege New Delta Model (ANDEM), Pastor Edewor Egedegbe, who doubles as the Senior Special Assistant to Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege added that it is the popular opinion of Deltans that Sen. Omo-Agege proceeds to Osadebe house as the governor of Delta State in 2023, so that he would consolidate on his achievements in the red chamber and bring his rare prudency and administrative ingenuity to bear on the administration of the state.