Senator Ovie Omo-Agege lost the 2023 governorship race in Delta State, according to Cairo Ojougboh, a top APC official in the state, because he is an Igbe worshiper.
Additionally, he asserted that the fact that the APC governorship candidate lost is directly related to the fact that he is an American citizen.
The Peoples Democratic Party’s Sheriff Oborevwori, who ran for governor on March 18, was proclaimed the winner.
Oborevwori received 360,234 votes, beating out Labour Party candidate Ken Pela with 48,047 votes and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege of the APC, who received 240,229 votes.
Ojougboh, a former director of projects on the Niger Delta Development Commission’s (NDDC) previous temporary board, was expelled from the APC following the elections after being charged with anti-party activity on February 25 and March 18.
Additionally, Ojougboh claimed in a previous statement that the Deputy President of the Senate was responsible for his supposed expulsion from the APC.
He discussed the reasons he thought Deltans did not support the APC candidate in the state during an appearance on Arise TV’s The Morning Show on Wednesday.
“As far as people are aware, I speak the truth and don’t try to hide it. It’s sad if speaking the truth to the party is anti-party,” he said.
“But I’m confident that I didn’t engage in any anti-party activity. Since I and other APC Council leaders in Delta State have not yet spoken out and stated why Omo-Agege cannot win the election.
“I cite Section 183(1a) of the Nigerian Constitution, which discusses a governorship candidate’s citizenship.It is extremely obvious. He is an American citizen.
“He is a citizen of the United States of America, and he informed the party that he cannot win an election. Who will pay attention to him in court?
“His citizenship documents are present. Senator Adamu Abdullahi was invited to a meeting where we explained why Omo-Agege cannot win the election and why the party cannot be disbanded.
“First, we informed him that Deltans are reluctant to support candidates from the Igbe Society. I know where the Igbe Society convened and made the announcement that when Omo-Agege is elected governor of Delta State, they will worship Igbe there.
“That there will be an Igbe chapter in the government building. We continued by advising him that in order to prevail in Delta State, he must win over everyone.
“Omo-Agege is completely commercial. When Omo-Agege was elected governor, they said that they would worship Igbe there, but the Deltans scowled and stated they would not permit it.”