By Chief Olori Magege
Augustine Ovie Omo-Agege loves to make promises; he will dry the sea and bring down the moon. He will build houses for every Deltan ever born and award scholarships to every herdsman who willingly leaves Delta State for Kaduna. Notoriously a promise maker, sadly he keeps none, none at all.
Perhaps if he were there during Jesus’s time the devil would have stepped aside for him to tempt Jesus Christ with his promises.
And he lies so well too; Lai Mohammed is just a freshman liar compared to Ovie Omo-Agege.
He was recorded on tape hitting his chest as being the sole author of the Electoral Act; when he was challenged by his Senator colleagues he denied ever making such a statement.
A retired Brigadier General friend of mine called me last weekend on the need for the Urhobos to unite to fight an imaginary war against our oppressors. I asked him who the oppressors were. His answer was so ludicrous I can’t even mention it here. He went on to say that Ovie is the saviour of the Urhobo hence we must all unite behind him. I then asked him if he knew that the King of his (Brigadier General’s) Kingdom stopped Ovie from entering his Kingdom during the 2019 campaign and why, he feigned ignorance. I asked him if there is any none Urhobo Guber candidate in this election. He does not know any. So why is he recommending Ovie from other Urhobo candidates?
‘Well Ovie brought so many projects to Urhobo land’, he said.
I asked him how many did he site in his (Brigadier General’s) Kingdom.
The Brigadier General said, ‘Ovie promised to relocate the Law School to the Evwreni Kingdom’.
I laughed. That is the power of brainwashing that Ovie is endowed with. Perhaps that is what he promised Otega Emerhor too and that Engineer Adjogbe will be the Registrar of the Law School. If you believe Ovie then you will believe in fried ice block.
So where are Ovie’s votes that will make him Governor come from?
From Ika South where Cairo Ojougboh is waiting for his pound of flesh to Oshimili South and every Local Government Area in between he is losing all. The three Warris, he is winning none. In the Ijaw world, he is winning no Local Government. Even in Isoko, it is a toss-up despite the decamping of Ovuozourie Macaulay. And of course, the Ukwuani-Ndokwa Nation will not vote for him.
Here in the Central Senatorial District in Okpe, Uvwie, and Sapele, Sheriff is taking all three. In Ethiope West and Ughelli South Sheriff is a goal. In Ethiope East, Ogboru will draw with PDP. Even in Ughelli North Ovie’s Local Government, he will not win, so where are his winning votes coming from? Perhaps they will come from the Supreme Court; Uzodinma style. God forbid.
So PDP has nothing to worry about come Saturday, 18th March, 2023.
Sheriff is a GOAL.
-Olorogun Olori Magege wrote from Agbarho, Delta State.