As recompense, Omo-Agege was appointed Deputy Senate President, according to Lasun.

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As recompense, Omo-Agege was appointed Deputy Senate President, according to Lasun.

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As recompense, Omo-Agege was appointed Deputy Senate President, according to Lasun.

NewsReport gathered that Mr. Lasun Yusuff, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, has claimed that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was appointed Deputy Senate President as recompense for his role in the disputed All Progressives Congress governorship primary in Osun State in 2018.

 

He claimed Omo-Agege was used to push him out in order for Gboyega Oyetola to emerge as the party’s candidate for the election, which Yusuff claimed the APC lost but was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

 

Yusuff said this while speaking to reporters at the APC National Secretariat, Abuja, on Thursday.

 

He said, “Let me tell you all these: The former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, was the chairman of that primary election committee. On the day of the primary, Yari did not come to Osun.

“That’s left to you journalists to find out why he did not come but let me give you a glimpse; the man knew I was popular but he was instructed to go and do a particular thing but he told them that he had run an investigation and discovered that the deputy speaker was too popular. That’s why Yari did not come to Osun during the APC primary election in 2018.

 

“The job was undertaken by the current Deputy Senate President. He became the chairman of the committee overnight, and I want to say if he likes he can controvert this, that one of the reasons Omo-Agege is the Deputy Senate President today was that he was compensated for that job.”

Yusuf noted that his peaceful disposition prevented him from going to court. According to him, if he had taken the option of going to court, what happened in Zamfara State where the party lost all the seats won after the elections would have been repeated in Osun.

He, however, said, this time around, he was prepared to go the whole hog, noting that “nobody born of a woman” can stop him from contesting.

 

When contacted, the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the Deputy Senate President, Yomi Odunuga, said, “The former Deputy Speaker is entitled to his opinion on what transpired. The office of the Deputy Senate President will not join issues with him.”

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