Omo-Agege: Despite attacks by opposition in Delta, I’m confident of winning


Ovie Omo-Agege, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Delta state, has expressed optimism about winning the gubernatorial election.


The deputy senate president spoke with journalists on Saturday after casting his vote at Ughelli North LGA of the state.


He said despite the reported attacks by supporters of the opposition in parts of the state, he will win the election.


Omo-Agege also accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of inciting violence and alleged that “some mischief was going on in Gbaramatu and Oporoza” communities.


 “PDP entered into this contest with a predetermination to ensure attacks are launched on the polling units across the states most especially here in Delta central to destroy the votes,” he said.


“Since morning, we have received reports of those attacks in Evwreni, Ugheli South. We’ve received the same from Oteri in Ughelli and some mischief was going on in Gbaramatu and Oporoza.


“Meanwhile, we have been getting security operatives to respond but it appears that they have been overwhelmed.


 “We are here trying to protect our votes all around the state. But for them, they don’t have votes to protect. It’s all about violence.”


The lawmaker said the attacks were initiated by the opposition party to provoke the APC supporters.


“Coming to the polling unit today, I expect that at the end of the day, I will be declared the winner,” he added. 


“The idea is to provoke them so that they fight and there will be cancellations. Just hang in there. Just come out, cast your vote, ignore all of the provocations.


 “I have decided to let go and let God. I’m convinced I am going to be declared governor of the state.”


Omo-Agege, Sheriff Oborevwori of the PDP, and the Labour Party’s Ken Pela are among the contenders in the governorship election in the state.

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