The Deputy Senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege has conceded that he would not have made it to the position if it was not for the support of president Muhammadu Buhari, Adams Oshiomhole and vice president Yemi Osinbajo.
He made this known during a Thanksgiving service at the Mother of Redeemer Catholic Church, Effurun, Uvwie local government area of Delta state.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is not known for chesting out for people in situation like this, but for the very first time, Mr President put his foot down and said Senator Ovie Omo-Agege is the one that will be the Deputy President of the Senate.
“I want Urhobo people and Delta Central Senatorial to thank Mr President because it was the first time since the advent of politics that an Urhobo man, your son is the Deputy Senate President and all were from the support of President Buhari.
“Again if our national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole never wanted me to be the deputy president of the senate, it wouldn’t have happened, but he put his foots down and working with Mr President and Vice President that the office of the DSP must come to South –South.”
“My heart is full of gratitude to God. Primarily, if men are to decide who should be re-elected senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria representing Delta Central, I am sure, that wouldn’t have be Senator Omo-Agege.
“But if men are to decide among the 109 members of the Senate who should become the Deputy Senate President, I am sure too, it will not be Senator Omo-Agege. But there’s only one reason why this happened, that’s God. Delta Central and indeed, Delta State is a rugged terrain. It is a survival of the fittest.”