The Delta State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in the 2023 general elections, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, on Wednesday, insisted that he won the election clean and clear and vowed to retrieve his alleged stolen mandate from the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sheriff Oborevwori.
Omo-Agege is the current Deputy President of the Senate, while Oborevwori is the Speaker of the state House of Assembly.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had in the election conducted on March 18 declared Oborevwori as the winner with 360,234 votes which was over 120,000 votes above 240,229 votes reportedly scored by Omo – Agege.
But Omo-Agege while granting audience to some of his constituents from Delta Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly in Abuja, said the result declared by INEC was a ruse that cannot stand the test of litigation,
“I won the Delta governorship election conducted in March this year by INEC clean and clear.
“All the manipulations carried out by PDP in collaboration with some staff of INEC, have been exposed and will be used as exhibits in the court of law.
“I am determined to fight it all the way because the real valid votes scored by me in the election are more than enough to declare me as governor-elect,” he said.
On the visitation made to him by his constituents from Ndokwa over the facilitation of Federal University of Medical and Health Sciences in Kwale community, Omo-Agege said President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, should be thanked for the feat.
The Deputy Senate President added that he made the facilitation without any consultation or collaboration with anybody in Delta State.
He said: “I didn’t do it in consultation with anybody. I did it all by myself. If anybody should be thanked for the university, it should be President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu.”
He, however, admonished the Hon Mercy Almona-Isei led delegation from Ndokwa/Ukwuani that compensation should not be attached to the 100 hectares of land donated for the university, saying “the issue of ownership of shrine or farm should not arise from any quarters.