The Deputy Senate President and Delta State Governorship aspirant under the All Progressives Congress, Ovie Omo-Agege has denied writing the electoral act alone.
Omo-Agege stated this during a consultative meeting in Ughelli North, Delta State. The lawmaker charged Nigerians to disregard the report making rounds that he wrote the electoral act alone. He further stated that Nigerians have been misinformed about the electoral act which was assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. Omo-Agege said, “We are not going to sit down and allow the state government to use the instrumentality of the Nigeria Police to intimidate our people. I may declare that, yes, they may wield power here at the state level, but we are also available to checkmate the activities in Abuja. “That was the thrust of the remarks that I made there but I also understand that there has been some misinformation and misconstruction of those remarks most especially to the extent that, I, Ovie Omo Agege claimed authorship of the new electoral act. “So people should take a deep breath, don’t lose their sense of humour, no one person alone writes a bill and pass a bill in the National Assembly. “It’s now up to the courts to exercise their section six powers of the constitution on judicial review to decide whether or not this section stays or should be deleted. “There’s nowhere in the world, I will claim authorship of section 84(12) when I’m opposed to section 84(12)”
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