We reported yesterday that Ovie Omo-Agege, the Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial district of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the seat of deputy President of the 9th Senate.
He polled 67 votes defeating his closest opponent Ike Ekweremadu, a former Deputy Senate President and member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Ike Ekweremadu polled 37 votes.
Reacting to the report, Former Deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu fumed at the emergence of Ovie Omo-Agege as his successor.
According to him, it is “embarrassing” for the Senate to have elected Omo-Agege, who “led” thugs to steal the mace.
Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, he insisted that his decision to re-contest the seat was not to win or lose but to make a statement.
“I believe there must be a referendum,” Ekweremadu said.
Recall that in April 2018, Omo-Agege allegedly led thugs to invade the Senate chamber and forcefully removed the mace.