Ovie Omo-Agege, the senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District at the Senate has been expelled from the All Progressive Congress, (APC).
Mr Omo-Agege featured in the news when he allegedly led thugs who invaded the Senate in a bid to effect a change of leadership at the upper legislative chamber.
The reportedly thugs manoeuvred their way into the National Assembly amidst tight security at the legislative arm of government and carted away the Mace of the red chamber.
The Delta State lawmaker was alleged to have led the thugs into the chamber because the invaders came in shortly after the lawmaker resurfaced at the Senate from the suspension earlier slammed on him for being part of those who opposed the electoral amendment bill. The suspension was later nullified by a federal high court.
Months later, his party has suspended him for alleged anti-party activities mandating some security outfit to pick up the lawmaker for prosecution.
Announcing his suspension, the Delta State chapter of the APC on Wednesday said the decision was the outcome of an emergency meeting of the State Working Committee (SWC) in Asaba, the state capital.
In a statement titled ‘Delta APC Expels Senator Ovie Omo-Agege’, signed by the party’s Legal Adviser, Dennis Nwanokwai Esq, the lawmaker is accused of thuggery as his expulsion takes effect immediately.
“The latest of such activities relates to the hijack of primaries panel members and materials sent from the national secretariat to conduct primaries in the state and deploying same to conduct unauthorised parallel primaries,” the statement read.
“Others are the manipulation and tampering of delegates’ lists and the use of thugs to harass and deprive authentic delegates from access to primaries venues, all that in conjunction with Prophet Jones Erue and others who have earlier been expelled from our party.
“The expulsion of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege is with immediate effect. The SWC also resolved to petition the security services, including the Police and DSS to arrest and prosecute Senator Omo-Agege, Prophet Jones Erue and others for impersonation and others actions calculated to breach public peace,” the statement partly read.
Efforts by NGPOLITICS to get the lawmaker react to his suspension was unsuccessful as he did not return or reply calls and text messages sent to him.