*As Omo-Agege warns against rigging
By Festus Ahon
UGHELLI – ACTION Congress of Nigeria, ACN, presidential candidate in the April polls, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, yesterday, promised to map out an integrated programme to address the problems of the oil rich Niger Delta region.
This came as the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Mr Ovie Omo-Agege, warned against the consequences of rigging in the elections, saying that those who rig will not live to tell the story.
Speaking during the presidential rally/gubernatorial flag-off ceremony in Effurun, Delta State, Ribadu, said youths of the region, would be given the chance to play a role in the development of the region.
“The broom revolution is taking over every part of the country,” Ribadu said, adding that ACN was the only party that has the ability to use the resources of the region to solve the problems of the Niger Delta.
“We have seen what Babatunde Fashola is doing in Lagos State and Adams Oshiomole in Edo State and ACN parliamentarians are the best in the country,” he added.
Gubernatorial candidate of the party in the state, Omo-Agege, who spoke at the rally, said, “the broom is the instrument that would be used to effect positive change in Niger Delta and Delta State.”
Noting that the developmental strides in Lagos and Edo States were as a result of the template of the party, Omo-Agege added that the journey to librate Delta State from the hands of “evil cabal” had just began.
Assuring that the achievements of Fashola and Oshiomole would be replicated in the state, Omo-Agege promised to embark on free medical health care and free education at all levels.
He alleged that the Delta State government had received over N950 billion from the Federation Account and internally generated revenue, adding that there was nothing on ground in terms of development in the state to justify the huge sums of money received by the government.