The former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuff, has said Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was appointed as the Deputy Senate President as a reward for the role he had played in the disputed All Progressives Congress (APC) 2018 governorship primary election in Osun State.
He claimed Omo-Agege was used to oust him in order for Gboyega Oyetola to be elected as the party’s candidate for the election, which Yusuff claimed the APC lost but which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) certified a victory.
Yusuff said this while speaking to reporters at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.
He said, “Let me tell you all these: The former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, was the chairman of that primary election committee. On the day of the primary, Yari did not come to Osun”.
“That’s left to you journalists to find out why he did not come but let me give you a glimpse; the man knew I was popular but he was instructed to go and do a particular thing but he told them that he had run an investigation and discovered that the deputy speaker was too popular. That’s why Yari did not come to Osun during the APC primary election in 2018″.
“The job was undertaken by the current Deputy Senate President. He became the chairman of the committee overnight, and I want to say, if he likes he can controvert this, that one of the reasons Omo-Agege is the Deputy Senate President today was that he was compensated for that job”.
Yusuff stated that his calm demeanor kept him from going to court. If he had chosen to go to court, he claims that what happened in Zamfara State, when the party lost all of its seats after the elections, would have happened in Osun.
He, on the other hand, stated that this time he was prepared to go all out, claiming that “nobody born of a woman” could stop him from contesting.