Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege has declared his intention to run for the position of governor in Delta State in the 2023 general elections.
Omo-Agege revealed his intention on Thursday at the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.
He stated that he had given effective and quality representation to the Delta Central senatorial at the National Assembly, and that he had fulfilled the promises he made to the Urhobo people in the 2015 and 2019 general elections.
According to the Deputy Senate President, all villages, communities, and cities in Urhobo land had benefitted from the solar-powered street lights, transformers, renovation of classrooms, and other infrastructural development he put in place.
"A time comes in your life when you have to move from your comfort zone. Delta Central is my comfort zone, if l want to run for re-election over and over again, l am confident that my people will return me.
"But today, l have decided to step out of my comfort zone and bring the same benefits to the whole of Delta State.
"I want an opportunity to also bring the same benefits to Delta South and Delta North because what is good for the goose is good for the gander.
"We can’t continue to allow Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and co to continue to marginalise us", he said.
Omo-Agege lamented the neglect of Ndokwa, Isoko, and Ijaw nations by Okowa despite their contribution to the economy of the state and added that Oshiimili North, Oshiimili South, Aniocha North and Aniocha South LGAs on whose back Okowa rose to become an Anioma governor have had nothing to show for their support for his administration.
Party leaders present took turns to urge the electorates to vote out the PDP in the state at every level in the 2023 general elections.
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