The attention of the Office of the Deputy President of the Senate, His Excellency, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has been drawn to a document in circulation on social media with the heading: “RE: INTERIM REPORT ON INVESTIGATION INTO THE PERSONALITY AND LEGAL ELIGIBILITY STATUS OF FRONTLINE CONTESTANTS OF THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY FOR DELTA STATE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION”. We hereby respond as follows:

1. That Senator Omo-Agege did not instruct anyone to investigate anybody in the PDP or any other political party who may be interested in the 2023 Governorship Election in Delta State. The so-called report is therefore predicated on a wholly childish and extremely devilish diversionary scheme designed to use the DSP’s good name to give unmerited advantage to one side in the now open ‘do or die’ fight within the Delta State PDP. This is a clear case of the ‘hand of Esau, but the voice of Jacob’. It will not work.

2. We note that the mischievous, desperate, and fraudulent authors of the document could not summon the courage to include their names on it. They simply inscribed what appears to be a signature on it under the bogus caption of a non-existent “Legal Committee on Gubernatorial Election”, without more. This is just so puerile and cowardly.

3. Further, whereas official written communications to the DSP’s Office are typically duly recorded in an official register and their acknowledgment copies duly stamped and signed by the staff of the Special Adviser (Admin) to the DSP, this is not the case with the so-called report designed to forcefully use the DSP’s positive image to give undue advantage to one side in the well-known present bitter struggle for supremacy in the Delta State PDP gubernatorial primaries.

4. It is also observed that the lily-livered authors of the document in circulation addressed the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State as “Chief Omeni Sobotie”. Everyone who works closely with the DSP knows that the Delta State APC Chairman prefers to be addressed as ‘Elder’ or ‘Engr’, not ‘Chief’. This is another pointer to the fakeness of the desperate authors and their sponsor(s).

5. In view of the foregoing, may we advise all desperate elements in the Delta State PDP to simply ‘calm down’. They should completely leave Senator Omo-Agege out of their internal affairs. The DSP is not one who runs away from good fights, but he has no dog in their fights. We are fully ready for the PDP in Delta, but this is neither the time nor our strategy. When we start, our faces will not be hidden because cowardice is alien to the DNA of our political operations.

6. As usual, the DSP, His Excellency, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege is calmly attending to serious matters of public governance in the Senate. His primary interest remains how best he can collaborate with other national leaders and patriots to bring more benefits of good governance to our people now and in the future, as God permits. For this, he is also diligently organizing our leaders and people on how to ‘BUILD A NEW DELTA’ on the great promises of his popular ‘EDGE Agenda’. We refuse to accept calculated distractions from people who are on a desperate journey to nowhere.

Aruviere Martin Egharhevwa, Esq
Executive Assistant to the Deputy President of the Senate.