Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
SENATOR Ovie Omo-Agege, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday, deplored the violence that characterised the Saturday Governorship and House of the elections in parts of Delta State.
Omo-Agege, who voted at exactly 11:10a.m along with his wife at Ward 2, Unit 19, Orogun, Ughelli North Local Government Area, said he had received reports of pockets of violence and brigandage at Uvwie, Gbaramatu, Evwreni and Otere parts of the state.
He expressed excitement at casting his vote have gone round the nooks and crannies of the state during campaigns, saying he’d be declared winner of the contest.
On the violence characterising the exercise in some parts of the state, Omo-Agege decried threats of voters allegedly by PDP faithful.
“The PDP entered into the race with a predetermined to ensure that attacks are launched on the polling units across the state most especially at Delta Central, to destroy the vote.
“Since morning, we’ve received reports of those attacks in polling units at Evwreni, Ughelli South, Otere in Ughelli and there are some mischief going in in Gbaramatu in Warri South West, and all along we’ve gotten the agencies to respond and they’ve been responding, but it does appear that they’re being overwhelmed.
“This is because we heard that we’re trying to protect our votes across the state as we have votes to protect. But we’re very confident that at the end of the day, we’d be declared winner.
“For Deltans, this is the day the Lord has made and it’s marvellous in our sight. We implore them to come out and cast their votes and ignore all the provocations.
“The idea is to provoke them to fights so that there’d be cancellation such as Uvwie that appears a war zone.
“People are being threatened that of they would not vote PDP they shouldn’t come out. And those who haven’t come out are being threatened. So they should be calm,” he charged.