Despite the power play, political intrigues and threats of boycott leading to the conduct of Saturday’s state Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Elder Omeni Sobotie, the choice of the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, still emerged victorious as the chairman of the party in the state.
NewsNet Nigeria gathered that Sobotie, a former Commissioner for Environment in the administration of ex-Governor James Ibori, was elected as the APC Delta State chairman at the party’s Congress which held at the Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba.
The exercise was conducted by the APC Congress committee to Delta State headed by Senator Ajibola Bashiru.
Sobotie was elected alongside a 35-man executive which include Chief Paulinus Akpeki as Chairman, Delta Central, Ogbueshi Adizue Eluaka, Chairman, Delta North, Mr Austin Orighoye, Chairman, Delta South, Mr Nick Ovuakporie, State Secretary, Mr Valentine Onojegho, State Publicity Secretary.
They were elected unopposed by affirmation of the accredited delegates from the 25 local government areas in the state through voice votes.
Elder Omeni Sobotie, a veteran political strategist, was in July 2019 appointed by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as his Special Advisers on Legislative and Plenary Matters and Political Affairs.