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Omo-Agege’s Man Friday And Ex-Delta Commissioner, Sobotie Emerges Delta APC Chairman




One-time Delta State Commissioner for Environment, Engr Omeni Sobotie, has emerged as chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta State.

The Congress which was held in a peaceful and rancour free atmosphere had in attendance the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, Olorogun O’Tega Emerhor, Chief Frank Ovie Kokori, Revd Francis Waive, representing Udu/Ughelli constituency at the House of Representatives, among others.

The Minister for State, Labour and Productivity, Olorogun Festus Keyamo was conspicuously absent from the Congress.


Sobotie, who is Senator Omo-Agege’s political associate and aide and other officers of the party were elected unopposed by affirmation of the accredited delegates from the 25 local government areas of the state.

The Congress which was held at the Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba beginning from 11:50am was conducted by the Congress committee headed by Senator Ajibola Bashiru and  observed by officials of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC.

Besides Sobotie who was elected as the state chairman, Chief Paulinus Akpeki emerged as Chairman of the party in Delta Central, Ogbueshi Adizue Eluaka, Chairman, Delta North, Mr Austin Orighoye, Chairman, Delta South, Mr Nick Ovuakporie, State Secretary, Mr Valentine Onojegho, State Publicity Secretary and 30 others.


Addressing delegates, Bashiru said though the offices were unopposed, paragraph six of the guidelines for the congress provided that there should be affirmative voting, adding that the peaceful conduct of the exercise portends victory for the party in the state in the forthcoming 2023 elections.

Speaking to newsmen shortly after the congress, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, said: “the Congress is very peaceful; members conducted themselves in a very good manner”, saying, ” the new executive will embark on reconciliation exercise with a view to placating all aggrieved members”.

Omo-Agege expressed optimism that the party would secure victory in the 2023 elections, congratulating all those elected as State officials of the party in the state.


The newly elected State Chairman of the party, Engr Omeni Sobotie, thanked the party and the delegates for giving him the opportunity to serve.

Sobotie assured that he would not betray the confidence reposed on him, assuring that the party was set for victory in the 2023 general elections in Delta.