APC Crisis Deepens in Delta over Omo-Agege/ Ogboru Attempt to Frustrate Direct Primaries

- Sylvester Idowu in Warri

The factional crisis rocking the All Progressiv­es Congress (APC) Delta State has taken a new dimension as a pro-Omo-Agege and Great Ogboru groups have allegedly rejected the proposed direct primaries in the state.

The group under the auspices of “APC Electoral Watch Group in Delta State,” were said to have raised some ‘spurious’ allegation­s against the conduct of the direct primaries in the state.

They alleged that the direct primaries directed by the NEC, would lead to breakdown of law and order in the state.

The Ogboru/Agege faction had allegedly engaged an associatio­n, “APC Electoral Watch Group in Delta State,” to petition the Inspector General of Police, alleging that direct primary would lead to commotion and bloodbath in Delta State.

They also alleged that the parallel APC faction and Executives led by

Olorogun O’tega Emerhor/Chief Cyril Ogodo were moles in Delta APC who were currently collaborat­ing with the PDP state government and were planning to disrupt any planned direct primaries in order to ensure Chief Great Ogboru did not emerge the APC governorsh­ip candidate and/or that Delta APC did not produce any governorsh­ip candidate to challenge Governor Okowa.

The petitions to the Inspector General of Police, IGP and AIG Zone 5 Benin dated August 14th, August 20th and 21st 2018 were signed by their counsel, Messers Itse Elijah Wilkie, of the Wilkie Law Firm.

In one of the petitions obtained by THISDAY entitled: ‘State Sponsored Thuggery, Harassment, Brutalisat­ion, and Threats of Assassinat­ion of opponents of Delta State Government’.

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