Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy President of the Senate, has given reasons why he entered the 2023 Delta state governorship race.
He stated that part of his plan was to make sure Delta state and his government benefit more if Deltans elect an All Progressive Congress (APC) federal government.
He revealed during the world press conference to unveil his candidacy and manifesto Thursday in Asaba, lamenting he is deeply dissatisfied with the state of affairs in the state.
According to the state APC gubernatorial candidate, their movement is to restore and revive a state that had been mis-governed and rapaciously pillaged by those whom we had entrusted with leadership.
While assuring his aspiration is beyond the ordinary quest for power, rather, a movement to liberate, rebuild and reinvigorate the state, which ought to be the leading light of the Niger Delta region, and indeed, Nigeria but has been left behind on key development indices despite the huge sums of money that flow into the state from the federation account.
“By the records of the Debt Management Office, Delta state also has the second-highest debt portfolio in the country. This is certainly unacceptable despite the 13 per cent derivation along with internally generated revenue by way of the various taxes and rates that hard-working people pay.
“An APC-led federal government will partner better with an APC government in Delta State. Our plans to revive the ports in Warri, Koko and Burutu to boost the economic transformation of Delta State will be better enhanced by an APC led federal government.
“We will be able to attract other federal projects and influence policies favorable to Delta State in an APC led federal government with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as commander-in-chief.
“Our manifesto is therefore a product of profound thought based on my practical experience both in the executive and legislative arms of government. We have come up with a 60-Page Manifesto anchored on the EDGE to Build a New Delta (BAND). EDGE covers critical areas of governance that would drive our agenda when elected governor in 2023,” Omo-Agege stated.