The defeat of the APC Governorship candidate Senator Ovie Omo-Agege in Delta State at the polls on March 18th has been blamed on some externals by a Chieftain of the APC, Cairo Ojougboh.
According to Ojougboh, the loss is not far from the fact that he is a citizen of the United States of America and also worships Igbe.
Who Is Cairo Ojougboh?
The Chieftain is a former Director of Projects in the immediate past interim board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC and was expelled from APC after the elections after he was accused of anti-party activities.
How The Delta State Elections Was Lost and Won
Recall that Peoples Democratic Party’s Sheriff Oborevwori was declared the winner gathering 360,234 votes.
The closest rival was APC’s Senator Ovie Omo-Agege who got 240,229 then Labour Party candidate, Ken Pela, polled 48,047 votes.
What Cairo Ojougboh Said In An Interview on Why Omo-Agege Lost
In an interview on Arise TV Magazine programme on Wednesday morning, Ojougboh said:
“As people know me, I speak the truth and I don’t hide from the truth. If telling the party the truth is anti-party, then it’s unfortunate,” he said.
“I refer you to Section 183(1a) of the Constitution of Nigeria which talks about the citizenship of a governorship aspirant…it is very clear. He holds an American passport.
“He is a citizen of the United States of America, and he cannot win an election and told the party. Who’s going to listen to him in court?
“We told him number one, Deltans are very sceptical about voting for somebody who belongs to Igbe Society. I have where the Igbe Society met and declared that when Omo-Agege becomes Governor of Delta State, they will worship Igbe in the government house.
“That they will have a chapter of Igbe in the government house. We went further to tell him that he must carry everybody along for him to win the election in Delta State.
“Everything about Omo-Agege is commercial. They said they were going to worship Igbe in the government house when Omo-Agege becomes governor and Deltans looked at it and said they’d not allow that.”