Emerhor’s Allegations Are Wicked Blackmail, Omo-Agege Cries Out
Emerhor’s Allegations Are Wicked Blackmail, Omo-Agege Cries Out – 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. But then, this is just a rehashed lie from a desperado who is in a hurry to do evil to benefit himself; a worn-out lie that has failed woefully in every election season and will also fail this time.
“Yes, leaders should be held to the highest standard of accountability. The people do not knowingly entrust persons of tainted character with public leadership. A leader mirrors the image of the divine and ought to be as ‘clean’ as possible. Hence, we wholeheartedly welcome any healthy scrutiny of whoever leads or seeks to lead, including Omo-Agege.
“To this extent, by way of ‘fair commentary’ only, we will speak to the non-existent criminal conviction, knowing that the matter is now in court and therefore subjudice. We will meet the blackmailer in court.”