APC NATIONAL CONVENTION: Attempts by Ogboru/Omo-Agege to undermine Emerhor fails

*As Delta Delegates fight dirty, many sustaining injuries


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APC NATIONAL CONVENTION: Attempts by Ogboru/Omo-Agege to undermine Emerhor fails

Attempt by Chief Great Ogboru, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and Prophet Jone Erue faction of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Delta State, to deny the Party State Leader Olorogun O’tega Emerhor and the newly State Executive led by Chief Cyril Ogodo assess to the party’s National Convention at Abuja was resisted, leading to fierce battle leaving many injured.

The supremacy battle between the Emerhor’s tendency which has Chief Hyacinth Enuha, Hon. Victor Ochie, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh and three other governorship aspirants as well as Ogboru and Omo-Agege faction took a worrisome dimension at the APC National Convention as delegates and supporters of the two group engaged each other in a dirty fight.

Trouble started when the Emerhor group discovered that against the directive of the party’s  NWC that only delegate list signed by the out gone National Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun and the Secretary should be used as delegates, that Omo-Agege group has changed the approve Delta delegate list.

It was alleged that Senator Omo-Agege explored is position as the secretary accreditation sub-committee to change the approved delegates list, replacing it with some members of his own faction and allegedly hijacked printed delegate tags for Delta and replaced it with the once he allegedly printed for his people.

Attempt by some of Emerhor supporters to checkmate the Omo-Agege faction to support the accreditation which was billed to take place at AGIES failed and some thugs loyal to Omo-Agege faction aided by the security agencies prevented them from gaining asses to the venue.

According to our source who simply gave his name as Mr. Efe Akpososo,  a delegate said, “we got the wind that Omo-Agege has hijacked the tags and handed it over to Stella Okotete, we mobilized from Savannah where we were for accreditation to AGIES, but to our surprise Policemen at the gate refused our entry. While we were been hold back, Omo-Agege and his group were busy inside sharing the tags to their member and when our people protest, Policemen started firing teargas at us, even into buses that conveyed our people to the place. Not to be suffocated, our delegates started running for their lives, when suddenly some youngmen suspected to be Fulani militia unleashed attacked on the delegates, leaving many sustaining matchete cut, while about three with severe injuries were rushed to Gariki hospital".

In the course of the attack and the commotion it generated, Omo-Agege and his group rushed to Eagle Square, venue for the convention and got his people to take over seats meant for Delta delegates.

He added that the Emerhor group however, got tags to clear their people inside and when they demanded for them to relinquish their seat, they refused which lead to free for all fight.

We further gather that, Chief Great Ogboru, AVM Ajobena, Omo-Agege, Emerhor, Ochie, Kokori, Dr. Ibe Kachukwu, all took cover.

As at the time of filing this report, the convention was still on ongoing and non of the leaders were willing to speak to the press.

Recalled that after Local Government and State Congress, where Olorogun Emerhor’s camp came victorious as the executive produced by their congresses, the once recognized by the National Working Committee of the party as its State Chairman, Chief Oyegun.


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