APC South-South Caucus Appoints DSP Omo-Agege As Leader
Deputy Senate president, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has been appointed the leader of South-South caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the region on Thursday, November 28.
Reports have it that this decision was taken in the absence of some major key and senior members of the party from the region.
YANS gathered that the vice national chairman of the party (south-south), Hillard Eta, at whose instance the meeting was called, said the event was to appraise the performance of the party in the last general elections and the recent feat recorded with its victory in Bayelsa state.
Eta said having had an addition to states under the APC control in the zone, the warring chieftains in the zone should close ranks, saying that they should avoid media war on issues that affect the party.
Among the issues reportedly discussed at the meeting were the crisis in the Edo state chapter of the party, the rumbles besetting the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) crises in Rivers, Akwa-Ibom, Cross River, among others.
Some of the chieftains of the party who stayed away from the meeting were the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, his counterpart in the ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswil Akpabio and the director-general of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside.
Some of those in attendance included Chief Don Etiebet, Senator Ndoma Egba, Senator Ita Enang, Chief Umanah Umanah, Senator Omo-Agege, among others.