Otunba Nick Ovuaokporie, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC and close associate of the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has rebuffed claims that he snatched materials meant for the conduct of the ward congresses in Delta State.
GreenWhiteGreen GWG reports that some chieftains of the party led by the Minister of state (labour) Barrister Festus Keyamo, SAN, Chief Great Ogboru, Engr. Victor Ochei, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh among others had in a statement on Wednesday accused Ovuakporie of acting in the behest of a party leader in snatching the materials meant for ward congresses.
The leaders who are among the college of leaders recently formed by the tendency that is estranged from the Omo-Agege mainstream had also vowed not to be house-helps to any party leader in the state.
Rebuffing the claim that he snatched the ward congress materials, Ovuakporie in a statement said:
“My attention has been drawn to yet another bogus lie by those who derives pleasure in blackmailing the hard-earned reputation of patriots, who are working tirelessly to build a strong and formidable APC that is ready to dislodge the PDP from Delta State in 2021.
“May I state clearly, that the said spurious allegation is the usual tactics employed by these group of alarmist who will stop at nothing but to tarnish the image of a law abiding citizen of my standing.
“There was no time I took possession of Ward Congress Forms to warrant the tarnishing of my reputation. I am not the State Chairman of the APC in Delta State thus I have no business keeping forms for Ward Congresses. I refer anyone that is interested in Ward Congress Forms to the State Chairman who is in a position to handle issues regarding the sale of Ward Congress forms.
“I urge party the faithful to ignore this wicked campaign of calumny being circulated by serial blackmailers and PDP agents in Delta APC.”
GreenWhiteGreen GWG reports that the APC in Delta State has now been factionalised between the tendency aligned to Omo-Agege and those who have formed opposition to him as comprising Keyamo and his associates.
The position of the party’s initial leader, Otega Emerhor is yet to be certified.