The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie OmoAgege, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party’s vice presidential candidate and governor, Ifeanyi Okowa in Delta state of performing considerably below expectations with nearly 3.5 trillion naira accrued to the state over the past seven and a half years.
Senator OmoAgege, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the state, said this during his ward-to-ward campaign in Warri.
According to him, the Okowa-led PDP government in the state neglected the development of the oil-rich city of Warri, adding that when he (OmoAgege) is elected governor of the state he will restore Warri’s former grandeur.
Assuring that his administration will likewise prioritize the development of the nation’s capital, Asaba, he expressed regret that Okowa had neglected Warri, which he described as a commercial center.
He also asked Deltans to vote for the party’s presidential candidate, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, saying that as governor he would work with Tinubu, if elected, to revitalize the Warri, Koko, Sapele, and Burutu seaports.
“3.5 trillion naira has come to the state. This is outside what the government collected as loan. If just a hundred billion naira had been put in Warri this town will not be like this . God has given us another chance to correct the situation. Never again shall we go back to this ugly past. “
” Tinubu will reactivate Warri, Koko,Burutu, Sapee sea ports. We will develop the state”.
He stated that, if elected governor, he will also transform the Osubi airport into an international center.
Senator OmoAgege also encouraged the electorate to vote for the other candidates of his party running for the senate, the House of Representatives, and the state House of Assembly.