By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
The bourgeoning influence of the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege in the politics of Delta State All Progressive Congress (APC) has unsettled some leaders of the party particularly in Delta north senatorial district.
Presumed largely as the governorship candidate of the APC in 2023, Omo-Agege who represents Delta central, has used his position as DSP in the last two years to build structures across the state ahead of 2023 with the tacit support of the state chairman of APC caretaker committee, Jones Erue.
But some leaders of the party in Delta north that are also nursing gubernatorial ambition have expressed determination to restrict Omo-Agege from the zone starting with party congresses to elect ward, local government and state officers.
Besides curtailing Omo-Agege, leaders and stakeholders of Delta north APC resolved to produce the next state chairman of the party after Erue who is from Delta south.
As a result, there seems to be a battle of wits already between leaders of the party over who controls the soul and structure of the main opposition party in Delta ahead of the 2023 general election.
At a meeting to consolidate their position, leaders and stakeholders of APC in Delta north expressed willingness to work together in achieving their aims.
The meeting which held in defiance to the directive of Mr. Erue, had in attendance an Executive Director of NIMASA and former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Victor Ochei; a member of the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr. Cairo Ojougboh; 2019 deputy governorship candidate of the party, Mr. Ossai Abbey; state secretary of the party’s caretaker committee, Chidi Okonji among others.