Senator Ovie Omo-Agege representing Delta Central has described the allegation by Olorogun O’tega Emerhor that he plans to kill him as cheap and wicked blackmail.
Omo-Agege described the allegation that he was convicted by a Californian court as a worn-out lie that had failed in every election season.
He explained that he was only alleged to have broken the law in California, but was later found to be innocent; hence he remains an active member of the State of California Bar Association.
However, the senator called for proper investigation into the allegations against him by those he tagged “desperate politicians clutching on unfounded rumours as a blackmail tool.”
The clarifications were contained in a statement signed by his aide, Prince Efe Duku, in Abuja yesterday.
“Yesterday, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor petitioned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege plans to kill him.
“Although Emerhor’s petition is a shocking, malicious, wicked and brazen lie calculated to blackmail, embarrass and demean Senator Omo-Agege and smear his reputation, our senator has nonetheless called for proper investigation.
“We note that many have reasonably asked why Omo-Agege would ever plan anything against a so-called political opponent who has no electoral value – one who has never won an election in his own polling unit,” he stated.
On the claim that he bears criminal conviction, the statement added: “Today, barely 24 hours after Emerhor’s wild, wicked, childish and laughable petition became a media show, a new lie, blackmail and campaign of calumny was launched against Senator Omo-Agege.
“The blackmailer wants the world to believe that Omo-Agege bears a criminal conviction from California, United States of America, that legally disqualifies him from the 2019 Delta Central Senate race.
“For this, a cowardly proxy legal battle has been launched to stop Omo-Agege from returning to the Senate. ”