• Says Omo-Agege in self denial
Olorogun O’tega Emerhor has affirmed that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege is in self denial, and that the Certificate of Return erroneously issued to him by INEC will soon be retrieved.
Emerhor, in a statement through his Aide on Media and Social Communications, Aghogho Orotomah, stated, “The federal high court, Asaba Order No 4 in the enrolled orders specifically nullified the full plate of NASS, Governorship and House of Assembly candidates Delta APC submitted to INEC through the Prophet Erue Exco which contained names as APC Senatorial candidates to wit: Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, Delta South, Sen Omo-Agege, Delta Central and Hon Doris Uboh, Delta North.
“Then order 5 went on to identify exhibit S and T as containing the list of the valid and authentic APC NASS, Governorship, and House of Assembly candidates for the 2019 general elections. The senatorial candidates contained in the court certified exhibits includes: Chief Micheal Johnny, Delta South, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, Delta Central, and Chief Mrs Marian Ali- Delta North.
“These enrolled orders have been served by the court bailiff on INEC, and INEC has begun the process of obedience to the order by refusing to give out the Certificate of Return to three affected candidates of the Prophet Jones Erue annulled list in Asaba on Wednesday March 27th, 2019.
“It is therefore obvious that the Certificate of Return already issued to Senator Ovie Omo-Agege is in error and it is only a matter of time for it to be withdrawn by INEC and together with those INEC already withheld, re-issue same to Olorogun O’tega Emerhor and others.
“Senator Omo-Agege has to be in self denial to continue to grand stand that the Asaba FHC judgement does not affect his Candidacy. He did the right thing by attempting to seek leave of court to appeal the judgment as an impacted person but unfortunately the court of appeal Benin shut the door on him for sleeping on his right for the last six months and awarded cost against him.
“Olorogun O’tega Emerhor the valid candidate and Senator-elect for Delta Central awaits calmly his Certificate of Return from INEC, the statement, concluded.”