Omo-Agege is ACN Guber Candidate -Picks Kpokpogri as Running Mate –Odita, Eferakeya, Igben get Tickets

Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege is the Delta State governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the April 2011 general election. This confirmation was made by the Chairman of the ACN electoral screening committee in the state, Mr. Dan Enebi, while announcing the result of the party’s primaries in the state ahead of the general elections.Mr. Enebi said that Omo-Agege, who was running unopposed as the only candidate cleared for the governorship primary, scored 12,088 votes out of the total 12,623 voters accredited for the exercise.By this result, Omo-Agege, who also contested the recent Delta Re-run election under the platform of the Republican Party of Nigeria (RPN), is now set once again to continue his quest to become the governor of Delta state, a race which he started in 2007.Other Candidates also emerged to fly the party’s flag in all the elective positions in the April 2011 polls. They include, Prof. Fidelis Odita, who contested the PDP Primaries in 2007, but lost to Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, but is now running for the Delta North Senatorial seat, Senator Adego Eferakeya who emerged as the party’s flag bearer in Delta Central senatorial district and Temi Hariman for Delta South Senatorial zone, respectively.Others are, Hon. Harvest Igben who is moving up from the Delta state House of Assembly to fly the party’s flag for the Ughelli North/ Ughelli South/Udu federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr Hendricks Opukeme, a prominent Niger Delta youth leader for the Burutu federal constituency, Mr Onome Ikede, Isoko federal constituency, Mrs Veronica Ogbuagu, Sapele/ Uvwie/Okpe federal constituency; Mrs Isioma Okoba, Ika federal constituency and Dr Roland Eyime, Ndokwa/Ukuani federal constituency.The list of ACN contenders also has: Mr Noberth Onobuche, Oshimili/Aniocha federal constituency; Dr Christopher Ekiyor, Patani/Bomadi federal constituency; Amorighoye Mene, Warri federal constituency and Mr Emmanuel Esievo, Ethiope federal constituency for the House of Representatives election respectively.Enebi further confirmed that the primary elections into the Delta State House of Assembly positions had also been concluded and the names of successful candidates would be made public in due course.Explaining that the primary elections of the party were conducted in a very peaceful atmosphere, he held that the ACN had the most democratic mode of conducting primary election in the country.Responding to his declaration as the Gubernatorial candidate for the ACN, Chief Omo-Agege said he was not deterred by outcome of the re-run poll, which saw him place a distant third behind Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan and Chief Great Ogboru.Omo-Agege described the January 6, 2011 Delta re-run election as fraudulent and a calculated effort by the opposition to ridicule and discourage him from impacting his good plans on the people of the state.But let me make it clear to them that the man Omo-Agege does not turn back on anything he has set out to do.”And in a move that was widely expected, the ACN, Governorship candidate for Delta State in the 2011 election,  Chief Ovie Omo-Agege, has nominated Rear Admiral John Onoriode Kpokpogri (rtd) as his running mate. Omo-Agege in a statement  issued by Dr Richard Tosanwumi, spokesman of the Omo-Agege political family said, Chief Kpokpogri was picked after due consultation with relevant stakeholders. According to the statement; “Kpokpogri is an avowedcrusader against injustice and became an active politician in Delta State after his retirement. He found a soul-mate in  Omo-Agege at the beginning of the 2011 governorship race in Delta State and today, a new dimension has been opened in the politics of Delta State that will ensure improved quality of life for Deltans” It will be recalled that Admiral Kpokpogri was initially mentioned as the Director General of the Ovie Omo-Ageg campaign organization for the Delta Re-run election of Jan 6, 2011.The news of this appointment, according to Dr. Tosawumi has been well received as reflected by the enthusiastic way Kpokpogri’s nomination by Omo-Agege has been received by members of theACN and Deltans in general both at home and in the Diaspora,” he added.

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