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I am going to court - Deputy Senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege, vows to challenge the results from the Delta guber elections

The Vice President of the Senate and Gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has pledged to challenge the victory of the PDP candidate in the elections, the Sheriff Oborevwori, calling it “fraudulent, damning and daring”. to be acceptable in any decent society.

Recall that on Monday, March 20, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared Sheriff Oborevwori as governor-elect following the March 18 gubernatorial election. According to the state returning officer, Professor Georgewill Abraham, PDP’s Oborevwori garnered 360,234 votes; APC’s Omo-Agege, 240,229 and LP’s Ken Pela, 48,047.

Reacting to INEC’s statement, Omo-Agege, in a statement issued by Sunny Areh, its chief press officer, said the statement was made despite the myriad of offenses and acts of impunity by the PDP’s share in the election. He noted that the breaches had been brought to the attention of INEC with “irrefutable evidence”. Omo-Agege said the election was characterized by massive fraud, unprecedented vote buying and voter suppression perpetrated by the PDP.

“Most of these offenses are in the public domain and known to INEC officials and security agencies involved in election monitoring. In the February 25 presidential and legislative elections, the results indicated an unequivocal rejection of the PDP. Of the state’s three senatorial areas, APC won two, while the PDP controversially edged out Labor in the Delta North Senate race. It was a pure verdict from the Deltans on how they fared under 24 years of PDP rule of their state.

Based on the factors listed and others to come later, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, APC Gubernatorial candidate in Delta State as well as the party leadership, unequivocally reject the statement of Sheriff Oborevwori’s INEC of the PDP as the winner of the March 18 gubernatorial election. We will contest this fraudulent result by all legal means. As a Democrat and Vice President of the Senate, Omo-Agege will explore all legal avenues to reclaim the mandate freely given to him by the good people of Delta State,” he said.

He urged his supporters and APC faithful to remain calm, assuring them that the PDP “the Pyrrhic celebration of a stolen mandate will be short-lived,” and he will be sworn in as governor on May 29.

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