Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the Deputy Senate President of the 9th Assembly, has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari and members of his cabinet helped him to become the Deputy Senate President.
Omo-Agege made this known at a Special Thanksgiving service held in Effurun in Uvwie Delta State Nigeria.
In his words, “In the history of our politics since the advent of 1999 political enterprise, President Muhammadu Buhari is not known for cheating out for people in things like this and in such situation.
“But for the first time, he put his foot on the ground and said Sen. Omo-Agege is the one who will be the Deputy Senate President.
“I want the Urhobo people to thank him, I want the people of Delta Central Senatorial District to thank Mr. President.
“The only reason your son for the first time since the advent of politics to be Deputy Senate President today, it is because put his feet down.
“Urhobo people, please say thank you to our Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo.
“Our Chairman, Comrade Adamas Oshiomhole if he never wanted me to be Deputy Senate President, it also would not have happened.
“When he put his foot down working with Mr. President and Vice President, the Office of to Deputy Senate President must go to the South-South and must go to Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege. Urhobo say thank you to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
“The Senate President, Dr. Ahmed Lawan who came up and told everyone who mattered that, if you want me to be the Senate President, I want you to support Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege to be my Deputy and you know how the politics of the senate is.
“If Dr. Ahmed Lawan had not stood his ground, there would been what we call it in Warri here, pure wahala. Therefore, I want all Urhobo people, all Delta Central Senatorial District to say thank you to our President, Dr. Ahmed Lawan”.
Omo-Agege also thanked all the 108 members of the Senate, he thanked Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State and other South-Eastern and Northern Governors.