APC Condemn​s ​The Attack On Senator Omo-Agege, Wife And Children


Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC​, has reacted to                    what it called “orchestrated and pre-meditated assassination attempt​”​ on                      the life of the senator representing Delta Central Senatorial district,                           Obaisi Ovie Omo-Agege.

Acting publicity secretary of the party, Leonard Obibi,​ on Sunday​ ​said the             lawmaker and his entourage were attacked at Effurun Market, Uvwie Local        Government Area, venue of the second phase of the lawmaker’s constituency empowerment programme.

​APC recalled that ​the incident occurred on Saturday, ​as Omo-Agege​ ​”​was                   giving out direct financial support to hundreds of petty traders and Okada riders​”.           “An organized mob of irate youths stormed the arena with dangerous weapons,      shooting sporadically​.

“APC Delta condemn​s ​the attack on Senator Ovie Omo-Agege​, his wife, children,           APC chieftains and party members, beneficiaries and other participants​.​

“We are also very pleased to note that Senator Omo-Agege did not yield to this        wanton display of violence, as he chose to conduct himself in a manner that            showed bold, mature and wise leadership in order to avoid unnecessary bloodshed       over a charitable event.

“We are, however, saddened that some people sustained injuries in the fracas               that ensued and had to be rushed to the hospital, while several vehicles in                     the entourage were smashed and other facilities destroyed.

“We also use this opportunity to advise Deltans, especially those with opposing      interests, to eschew politics of hate and bitterness in the State.                                   “We call on the security agencies within the State to immediately carry out            thorough investigation by a crack team in order to fish out and arrest the            suspected hoodlums that perpetrated this heinous crime and bring them to the             altar of justice.

​”Ultimately, we believe that in the interest of upholding our democratic norms                and the avoidance of unwarranted tension in Urhobo land, everybody should          continue to uphold the peace; even as we will continue to seek out ways to             support the growth of our society and improve the lives of Deltans.”

​Meanwhile, Omo-Agege, has narrated how he missed death by the whiskers.