FACT-CHECK: Who Is Gbagi, Omo-Agege, Oborevwori, Ogboru, Pela?

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The race for the governorship seat in Delta State is tension-ridden by the day. All candidates are apprehensive, and at cross road, not knowing who will Berth the tape in the election.

The question in the minds of Deltans now is: Who truly does the cap fits among the governorship candidates on the platforms of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), His Excellency, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi OON, FNIM, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Ovie Augustine Omo-Agege, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Rt. Hon. Sheriff Francis Orohwedor Oborevwori, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru and Labour Party (LP), Ken Pela, jostling to take over from the incumbent, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, as Governor on May 29?

While this article is on a fact check on the gubernatorial flag bearers, it is not meant to witch-hunt any of the candidates. However, it is to present the candidates to all Deltans to make the right choice who among them one could be proud as his governor come to run the affairs of the State in the next four years.

GBAGI

Former Minister of state for education, is a Criminologist, entrepreneur, lawyer and philanthropist. Gbagi, unlike many Nigerian businessmen and politicians who would take advantage of every opening to syphon public funds, stood headlong against pressure to steal taxpayers money while he held sway as the Chairman of the Delta Development and Property Authority (DDPA).

If the Criminologist wanted to make quick money, like other politicians who today, are running for the governorship race and other elective positions in the State, there was window opportunities for him to have done so. But instead, he chooses to served meritoriously under the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, when he was appointed to coordinate of Federal Government Committee to develop Gwarinpa Estate, Abuja.

Again, like the DDPA experience, Gbagi, an advocate of transparency, rejected multi millionaire bribes offered by a military officers and businessmen years back. In fact, the then military administrator of Delta State, Air Commodore Ibrahim Kefas, (rtd) wanted him to share humongous N940 million proceeds of DDPA, he raked in less than two weeks. But he rejected it not minding the N214 million bounty attached as benefit from the criminal minded order Kefas gave, then. The order, as it where, was to hurriedly effect the transaction. However, Gbagi, a man with a deep rooted christian background, dashed the expectations of the military administrator.

When the ideal was sold to Gbagi, he looked at the administrator and laughed. The corrupt free Gbagi, asked though politely, “Sir, did you find out who I am before subjecting me to such ungodly act?” To steal from the state coffers! He bluntly refused and that marked his exit from the agency which birthed his appointment at Gwarinpa Estate in Abuja.

At Gwarinpa Estate, where Gbagi was later posted to, about 22 houses were offered him, again he rejected them. And till date Gbagi has no house in Gwarinpa, a decision he took for Nigerians and particularly Deltans.

Without sounding bias, Gbagi is a man who do not attach anything to himself except that he wants people around him succeed, smiles, and live above board.

Not because he was preparing for the governorship then, 34 years ago Gbagi, a renowned entrepreneur built the Robinson Gbagi Shopping Malls 1&2 both at the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) Junction and Deco Road, having thought that in his private business life that the best thing was for people to contribute and jointly develop the commerce and business world of their society.

The undeniable truth, is that, his education, and international exposure which made him the first black African in the world today, to become an AKS member of Rotary International, and donated $250, 000 to charity.

Not done, his political experience, cum tremendous success single him out among gunning for the gubernatorial race. In fact, during his time as education minister, he created 13 Universities, including Federal University of Lafia and Federal University of Petroleum (FUPRE) here in Delta State. Others include but not limited to eight Federal Government Colleges,16 Colleges of Education and 14 Polytechnic. Oh! Gbagi, the man of the people.

Sometimes, however, his enemies tried hard to pull him down, but God came for his rescue. Several despicable plots by disgruntled and unscrupulous elements to blackmail the former Minister of State for Education, failed.

The crafty conspiracies was to tarnish the sterling qualities and high rising profile of Delta’s foremost industrialist and ex-Chairman, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, in the eyes of Deltans, colleagues and associates within and outside the country.

Gbagi has demonstrated exemplary leadership both as former Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and party man that evil moves to blackmail him to score egotistical and cut-rate political points hit the rock sooner than visualized.

First, was the widespread tales by political gangsters, years ago, that Gbagi harbored Lions in his Warri compound. It was all naked lies to damage his image politically.

Yet another but very deadly gossip came that the Criminologist purportedly sent people to stripe four persons naked but he equally overcame.

On July 26, 2022, a Delta State High Court sitting in Effurun, dismissed fundamental rights suit, with registration No. EHC/FHR/79/2020 by Okiemute Diaghwarhe against Olorogun Gbagi, thereby putting the alleged stripping case to an end.

Delivering judgment, the presiding Judge, Justice Emmanuel Z. Dolor, said the suit lacked merit, and therefore could not hold waters.The judge stated that as frequently happens in some human right cases, the applicant succumbed to the temptation to be dramatic and sensational, adding that it would appear that she was in so much hurry to go to court that she failed to watch her back or do her homework well.

“For a three billion naira suit, methinks the applicant did too little and should have been more painstaking, more clinical and intentional in her approach to the case; after all, time does not really run against an intending applicant in fundamental rights actions.

“In the light of the foregoing, the substantive issue for determination which I set out to resolve at the outset of this judgment shall be resolved against the applicant, and it is hereby so resolved, because I specifically find out that none of the applicant’s fundamental rights has been, is being or is likely to be infringed upon by any of the respondents, and I so hold.

“The application filed by the applicant for the enforcement of her fundamental rights is hereby dismissed for lack of merit,” he sounded.

Aside this, the federal High Court, Abuja, and two others, making it a total of four Courts of competent jurisdiction have delivered judgements in Gbagi’s favour.

Meanwhile, one more rumor that the most prominent gubernatorial hopeful do not pay salaries of his workers. But Gbagi nailed the propagandists on a live phone in programme on Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS), Asaba, October 2021, where he vowed to give N10 million to anybody that could prove he legitimately  worked for him but was not paid.

Up till date, 10 months after the challenge, the rumour mongers have not produced any person to justify the lie and no supposed worker has offered proof to the contrary, either.

Gbagi, who has begun to open his black box for Deltans, has much on his brain box to offer. One of his biggest plans for Deltans is one million housing units for the people in one year and four million housing units in four years.

He comes with massive industrialization plans, free education to all Deltans from primary school to the university level, N30, 000 minimum wage for all unemployed youths before gainfully engaging them. He has a dream of making life attractive for all residents.

Like the proverbial animal that continues grazing food even when the enemy is firing salvos at it, Gbagi seemed to have developed a thick skin over slur campaign against him. He told teeming followers, recently, at Oginibo, his country home in Ughelli South local government area of the state, that he was prepared and expecting more lies against him. He added that he would not be surprised if people are recruited to dump corpse(s) in his compound overnight and spread fake news that he is a ritualist.

OMO-AGEGE

The Deputy Senate President (DSP), representing Delta Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly (NASS), Senator Ovie Augustine Omo-Agege, is the governorship candidate of APC in the forthcoming general election.

Unlike Gbagi, who believes that the entire state and nation should be developed equally, established higher institutions across board even though he has the prerogative to site such in his Oginibo country home, decided to spread development everywhere.

Omo-Agege, attracted a Federal Polytechnic and a Law School to Orogun, his country home in Ughelli north local government area, abandoning other LGAs in Delta Central that are crying and begging for development.

Documents obtained have revealed how the Deputy Senate President, Omo-Agege, was suspended from practicing law in California, United States, over a case of alleged forgery and fraud.

The document revealed that Omo-Agege committed the offence in 1995, was found guilty and suspended from practicing for two years.

He was also placed on probation and mandated to take a multistate professional responsibility examination before being admitted back to the US bar, according to the court document.

After being arrested, a four-count amended charge was filed against Omo-Agege in the Los Angeles County Superior Court with Case number BA111331.

The charge sheet partly reads: “Count 1 of said amended information alleged that on or about March 7, 1992, in the County of Los Angeles, respondent committed the crime of forgery of check in violation of Penal Code section 470, a felony.

“The allegations continue that on or about the date referred to above, respondent signed the name of Elpert Defrietas to a check in the amount of $890 and attempted to pass the said check as true and genuine knowing that  check was forged with the intent to defraud the Bank of America, Ahined Mahome and Elpert Defrietas.

“Count 2 of said amended information alleged that on or about March 7, 1993, in the County of Los Angeles, respondent committed the crime of perjury – application for driver’s license in violation of Penal Code section 118, a felony.

“The allegations continue that on or about said date, respondent certified that he had never applied for a California driver license or identification card, when in fact it was obvious he did applied for license and issued under the name Augustine Omoagege.”

The court concluded that Omo-Agege was guilty of the charges and convicted him for forgery on November 30, 1995.

On April 12, 1998, the Review Department of the State Bar Court issued an order suspending Omo-Agege from practicing law in California for two years effective May 30, 1996.

After his conviction, the Delta State-born lawyer returned to Nigeria where he soon delved into politics.

To have a smooth sail, he removed Augustine from his name and adopted his middle name, Ovie, perhaps in order to avoid any sort of linkage to his criminal past in California.

Having served as a commissioner under the administration of former Delta State governor, James Ibori, Omo-Agege rose politically, emerging Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate on June 11, 2019 after defeating Ike Ekweremadu, who held the position at the time.

But before then on April 18, 2018, he was arrested by the police in Abuja, for purportedly leading armed thugs to snatch and seize the mace of the Senate.

He was soon released on bail, and nothing much was heard of the case in recent times.

Reacting to the matter, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to Omo-Agege, Yomi Odunuga, said that his principal had cleared his name from the alleged offences in the United States and can no longer be held for it.

According to him, political enemies of the Deputy Senate President were behind the resurfacing of the matter now.

He said, “There is an ongoing politically motivated propaganda designed solely to defame the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, by publicly harming and destroying his good reputation.

“The DSP has nothing to hide. Yes, he faced a criminal trial in 1996 in California, USA, but ultimately prevailed as he was cleared.

“There is no question about it at all that he came out whole and unscathed, but his wicked and desperate political enemies want the world to believe otherwise.

“Following issues raised in the criminal trial for which the DSP was ultimately acquitted by the Superior Court of California, he was also made to face a professional ethics violations investigation (No. 94-C-14401) by the California Bar, leading to an unjust brief suspension from the Bar.

“By Nigerian law, INEC only requires a candidate for an elective office to disclose convictions (if any) that happened 10 years before his/her nomination.

“So, assuming the DSP’s traducers were even correct about the alleged 1996 conviction (which is not the case at all), where is the perjury, given that the events alleged occurred more than 24 years ago?”

But despite Odunuga’s defence, the document indeed revealed that Omo-Agege left the US without all his reputation intact.

Also on his alleged Mace theft, in April 2018, a group of thugs allegedly led by Mr Omo-Agege forced their way into the Senate chamber during plenary and carted away the mace.

The lawmaker was later arrested by the Police after he returned to the Senate chamber following the theft. He, however, denied leading the hoodlums into the Upper Chamber and having any involvement in the incident.

For this reason, a joint ad hoc committee was set up to investigate the Senate invasion and mace theft. The committee had summoned the lawmaker, alongside senator, Ali Ndume, for allegedly aiding the hoodlums.

Although he appeared before the investigative panel, Mr Omo-Agege refused to answer questions.

He told the panel that he had filed a court order restraining the public hearing and that speaking about his role will only amount to subjudice. This is laughable.

The ad hoc committee recommended that the lawmaker be suspended for 180 legislative days. It also called for the immediate prosecution of the APC governorship candidate and six other suspects on charges of treasonable felony, assault occassioning harm, conspiracy to steal and theft of the mace.

OBOREVWORI

The candidate of PDP with controversies surrounding his names, Sheriff Francis Orohwedor Oborevwori, is the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly (DTHA), after he took over from Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya in 2017.

On Thursday May 5th 2022, the incumbent governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, said that he has not heard from God concerning his successor in office come 2023, neither has he endorsed any aspirant under PDP to succeed him in 2023. But little did Deltans know that Okowa, has pitched tent with Oborevwori, hence people sees him as a “puppet”, Okowa’s “Houseboy” who struggled to read from a prepared speech on the 3rd of November 2022, during the inauguration of the Delta State PDP Campaign Committee, which has landed the state in so much borrowing.

However, his emergence at the primary throw up issues of certificate forgery, discrepancies in his name and lots more including his inability to stand his feet when addressing Deltans. Worst still, he is being referred to as “surrogate”, “rubber stamp” Speaker. Phew!

According to NIGER DELTA TODAY, an online medium, the credentials presented by the Speaker in his PDP governorship expression of interest and nomination forms for the Thursday’s screening were riddled with various forms of discrepancies including those of his names. The medium informed had that there were discrepancies in the names in Oborevwori’s educational certificates and age declaration.

Details of Oborevwori’s educational certificates which bears five different names like that of the former Bayelsa Deputy Governor-elect, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who was disqualified on the eve of his swearing in with then governor-elect of Bayelsa, David Lyon, for forging his credentials.

The medium said it authoritatively learnt that despite the obvious discrepancies in Oborevwori’s credentials, his political godfather and Governor of Delta State, Dr. Okowa, was still pushing on to ensure that he was cleared by the screening committee headed by Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa.

Now, the Discrepancies in Oborevwori’s certificates: From the information available to the medium, all of the Delta Assembly Speaker’s educational certificates which was tendered and attached to his forms carried different names ranging from his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) to his Master’s degree.

Oborevwori in his FSLC which he claimed he obtained in 1977 from Alegbo Primary School, Effurun, (then Bendel State) bears “Oborevwori Francis” not “Sheriff Oborevwori” which he is now known and called by all and Sundry, today.

Also, the Speaker’s name in his West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC’s) certificate which he obtained from Oghareki Grammar School, Oghara, bears “OBOREVWORI O. FRANCIS ” which is also different from his current names.

Similarly, there was also discrepancy in the name in his BSc which he obtained from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State. This one, of course, contained OBOREVWORI SHERIFF FRANCIS as against the names in previous certificates.

Furthermore, his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate had OBOREVWORI SHERIFF F while his MSc certificate carries OBOREVWORI FRANCIS SHERIFF OROHWEDOR.

In another development, when one carefully Peruse what Emeraldng.com, reported sometimes ago, the dates of the qualifications, his work experience, no doubt, one will definitely spot some discrepancies in the dates.

Ditto what obtained from Wikipedia. It was reported that Oborevwori was born on June 19, 1963. From that date till 2022, Oborevwori is 59 years. He attended Alegbo Primary School, Effurun and got his first school leaving certificate in 1977.

He completed his secondary education at Oghareki Grammar School as he claimed in 1999. He graduated from Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma with a bachelor’s degree in 2004 in Political Science. He later proceeded to obtain a master’s degree in the same political science at the Delta state university, Abraka in 2010.

According to Wikipaedia, the PDP governorship candidate began his political career as a grassroot politician, and leader of Osubi community in 1996.

Thereafter, in 2015, he was elected member of Delta State House of Assembly, representing Okpe  constituency. This is after 19 years of serving in several key government positions. First, as a local government councilor in 1996.

Now, the school certificate he is parading indicates that he completed his secondary education at Oghareki Grammar School in 1999. That is 36 years after his birth. That is after completing his primary school in 1977, 17 years after Oborevwori did not attend secondary school. He finished primary school in 1977 and may be for ‘critical reasons’ he could not proceed to secondary school until he was 36 years old, 17 years after first school leaving certificate.

This is so because since he completed secondary in 1999, it is believed that he started secondary school in 1994, making a total of six years.

Again, one would wonder how he became a councilor in 1996 without a school certificate, having claimed to have graduated from Oghareki Grammar School in 1999. That means prior to 1999 he was only parading a primary school certificate for 36 years.

Although some may argue that the present Nigeria constitution was drafted in 1999 which stipulates minimum academic criteria to hold elective positions to be O’Level. Then, One may ask, does the pre-1999 military government permit non-graduates to run for elective offices?

Another issue worth mentioning, according to Vanguard and Delta government website, is that Oborevwori, was the pioneer chairman of Osubi community from 1996 to 2003 where he was said to have contributed tremendously to the development of the community making sure there were peace and security all through his tenure.

According to Delta government website, he was given the chieftaincy title of the Ukodo of Okpe kingdom in 2003, by His Royal Majesty, the Orhorho 1, Orodje of Okpe Kingdom.

Now, while anybody can be a community leader without holding any basic academic qualification, it is amazing that Oborevwori was in secondary school while he was chairman of the Osubi community where he was said to have contributed to the development of the community.

Reasons? He graduated from Oghareki Grammar School in 1999, then councilor in 1996 and community chairman from 1996 to 2003. This means he was a secondary school student while he was chairman of the Osubi community and at the same time councilor. From this, it means he started his secondary education in 1994 and graduated in 1999. These school cum work experience is seen as a novelty game to hoodwink the gullible Deltans.

Now, is it possible for a secondary school student to be a leader of a community while reading his books in preparation for examinations? Are there no more capable hands in that community that a secondary school student was made the chairman of the community, according to the dates available on the web? If his promoters claim some of the dates are wrong; then check the dates at the Delta state government website.

These issues need to be critically analysed and right decisions taken. These are enough reasons why Governor Okowa needs to think twice before plunging his party into litigations and eventually losing the state to the opposition party. The courts are no friends to anyone. Even if money could be used to settle some issues, there are others too glaring that the courts cannot brush under the carpet.

Similarly, a Chieftain of APC, a former Chief of Staff to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and Ugo of Okpe Kingdom, Chief Paulinus Akpeki, has said Oborevwori, is not paternally from Okpe Kingdom.

Akpeki, who is the Delta Central Senatorial District’s chairman of the All Progressives Congress, stated that Oborevwori is only maternally from Okpe Kingdom just like the governorship candidate of the APC and Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.

He also challenged Oborevwori to a debate with Omo-Agege ahead of the 2023 elections in the State.

Akpeki spoke on Wednesday WHICH DATE?  during the inauguration of the APC Delta Central Senatorial Campaign Council of Chief Ede Dafinone in Ughelli.

“Senator Omo-Agege came from Orogun and Okpe Kingdom. Omo-Agege’s father is from Orogun and his mother is from Aghalokpe in Okpe Kingdom. Sheriff Oborevwori is also maternally from Okpe Kingdom. Both of them are women’s children. You can quote me anywhere”, Akpeki stated.

Also, a multi-billion naira hotel in Osubi, Okpe local government area of Delta State, has been sealed by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),

Investigation revealed that the hotel is owned by the embattled governorship candidate of PDP, Oborevwori. The hotel, which is still under construction is being investigated for an alleged financial fraud.

Remember in October 2021, Oborevwori, was accused of the missing N392, 473, 867. The said sum was purportedly diverted in connivance with the Clerk of the House, Mrs. Lyna Ochulor, as the funds were allegedly declared missing in Queried Capital Vouchers contained in Annexure IV of the 2019 Audit Report of the Delta State Government, signed by the Auditor General of the State, Mr. Paul Aghanenu.

You can get details of the story from the link below

https://www.theunionnigeria.com/news/special-report/exclusive-delta-speaker-oborevwori-clerk-in-missing-n392-million-naira-scandal/

OGBORU

Popularly called ‘The Peoples General’, was among those who in April 1990 rattled the nation when they attempted to overthrow the then military administration of General Ibrahim Babangida in the attempt Coup of Gideon Orkar.

He fled through Seme Border with the aid of his brother, Turner Ogboru. He fled to London and later moved to Angola and Namibia. When the coast was clear, he returned home in June 2000, leaving Major Salib A. Mukoro as the only prime player in the coup still on self-exile notwithstanding the pardon by government and restoration of democracy to the country.

Ogboru was the gubernatorial candidate for Alliance of Democracy, Democratic Peoples’ Party and Labour Party in the 2003, 2007 and 2015 Delta State governorship elections. He was also the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.

Now, he is the current standard bearer of APGA in the 2023 general election. He is contesting the governorship seat for the seventh time, hence the masses described him as a “serial contestant” and a “perennial contender”, when it comes to election in the oil-rich Delta State.

He has within the period between 1999-2023 ‘gallivanted’ and hobnobbed with the following political parties; Alliance for Democracy (AD), Democratic Peoples’ Party (DPP), Labour Party (LP), All Progressive Congress (APC) before finally berthing at All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).

In his political harlotry in the APC, a coalition of members of party members accused him of “stealing the sum of N3 billion”, meant for the 2019 campaign and sabotaging the party’s chances at the elections.

Then, the group in a statement signed by Prince Daniel Ekiugbo, Convener, Coalition of Delta APC Support Groups called on President Mohammadu Buhari and the then National Chairman of APC,
Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to immediately commence investigation on him (Ogboru) and how he spent the N3 billion meant for elections.

Accused of acting like a man determined to fail at all costs by ignoring and refusing to carry along even the old APC members who joined him with Prophet Jones Erue, he stubbornly chose to work only with the few Labour Party members.

He is known for returning from Lagos to run election after failing in past elections, this made Deltans to believe that he only comes in four years to “job” them, after allegedly collecting huge sums.

An APGA leader once said: “Ogboru will stop at nothing to stop Omo-Agege in Delta Central in 2023. Forget Omo-Agege, Ogboru will pay him back in Delta Central in 2023, which is a promise the people’s general will surely keep”.

It is, however, obvious that the major point Ogboru wants to prove in 2023 is that he is not a spent force as some people brand him because he had been contesting governorship election in the state since 2003 without winning.

PELA

He is the Labour Party (LP) gubernatorial candidate in Delta State accused of financial theft. He was said to have borrowed money from Ughievwen Community Bank operated by the people many years ago without refund.

The Labour Party candidate allegedly emptied the bank and absconded with the monies kept by traders from Ughievwen kingdom before leaving the community.

The antecedent of a man’s past has a long way to affect his present and the future, “The life of every good leader must be based on integrity and honesty”, a community source said. And following this Checks revealed that the people of Ughelli South has no bank not until recently in Okwagbe where Wetland opened one of their branches.

The first community bank Ughievwen had was “robbed” in a broad daylight without gun by the gubernatorial candidate of Labour Party, Ken Pela.

Although there are controversies surrounding the paternity of the Labour Party Governorship standard bearer in the state, but some sources hinted that he is not paternally from Oginibo, as claimed.

According to impeccable sources, he and his family came to Oginibo, on self exile after his father allegedly killed someone in their supposedly hometown.( Proof, give details please)

Check also revealed that Ughievwen kingdom had since rejected the candidacy of Ken Pela, following what they called “yesterday sin”, that is the borrowed money from the Community Bank, which runs the bank aground.

It was alleged that Ken Pela, borrowed money from the Community Bank to contest for the Chairmanship of Ughelli South local government Council many years back but refused to pay back. Those whose monies were saved in the Community bank are still in pains, but demanding why their money not paid, after all.

Many who are now informed of the past act of Ken Pela, have expressed shock as to how he was able to get out of the grip of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), to contest election.

Community sources said the SDP governorship candidate, Olorogun Gbagi FNIM, came for his rescue by assisting in closing the case file.

According to one of our sources, “You cannot bite the finger that fed you. Charity they say begins at home, Ughievwen people have reject him, Ughelli South people have rejected him and Delta State people have equally rejected him.

“We cannot move from borrowing government to another borrowing government”, the source lamented.

But aligning with our investigation, the former minister of state for education, Olorogun Gbagi, while addressing a support group otherwise known as Deltans Fixing Delta (DFD), in his country home, said Ken Pela, would be stone to death if he is seen anywhere around Ughievwen kingdom.

According to the security expert who confirmed the release of Ken Pelabfrom the iron grips of ICPC: “The so-called person you people chose as your governorship candidate, he more or less a bastard.

“Their father killed somebody in their community in years past and they came to this village. Hitler, is here. When their father came, they came to hide here.

“At then, this was a big bush. They have stayed here for so long. He does not have a house and a home here. He cannot come here and tell Oginibo people that he wants to be governor when I say I want to be governor.

“They will stone him to death. Tell him to take you to his home. Where is his home?

“I got a call from the Prison and whatever I say to you is on print. So, I got a call and someone said I am in the Prison, they locked me, ICPC.

“And I said what did you do? And he said they say I am the one who stole all the money in Ughievwen Community Bank.

“They locked him and another fellow called Dase, I intervened and got him out of Prison”, he revealed.

Contacted, the media aide, Mccollins O.N, said: “I for one knows that there was no such thing. I have made my enquiry and there was no such thing as far as I am concern. I don’t have any such fact on my table”, he said.

But some Labour Party members in Delta State have declared that the party has no governorship candidate.

They lamented that the so-called governorship candidate of Labour Party, Ken Pela, has not shown any commitment towards the 2023 election.

From the credentials of those gunning for the governorship seat, Deltan electorates are to vote out those with questionable characters; who cannot travel out of the shores of the country to woo investors, who cannot appear before a governorship debate panel, drug addicts and people who would arrange others to defend them for any criminal activities.

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