How Mace-snatching Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, Omo-Agege Is Pushing To Have His Sister As Electoral Commissioner, Influence Elections

Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege is pushing for the nomination of his older sister, Ms. Regina Omo-Agege as National Electoral Commissioner, SaharaReporters has learnt. 

However, it was gathered that Regina retired from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a Director with a questionable status. 

How Mace-snatching Nigeria's Deputy Senate President, Omo-Agege Is Pushing To Have His Sister As Electoral Commissioner, Influence Elections 2

Sources described her as a corrupt official of lNEC who consults for politicians to do their soiled biddings. 

Also in accordance with high sources, Omo-Agege is doing all the things to manage the outcomes of elections in Delta State and the South-South Region, and to emerge because the state governor in 2023.

“He is checkmating the powers of some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the region. He is nursing governorship ambition in Delta State so if he gets his sister to become a national commissioner to coordinate the commissioners that will supervise the coming general elections in the state, he can deal with other leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-South region. 

“The plan is to have his sister exchange the notorious Ms. Lauretta Onochie (President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide) who was just lately rejected by the Senate. 

“She does not have a good reputation in political circles as she is known for doing hatchet jobs for the highest bidder,” a supply mentioned. 

It was additionally learnt that Regina influenced the appointment of her boyfriend, Dr. Mustapha Lecky as a nationwide commissioner in 2016 with the assistance of the then Acting Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Amina Zakari. 

However, it was learnt that Lecky’s bid for reappointment, regardless of being sponsored by Omo-Agege, was rejected due to a scarcity of integrity. 

Sources additionally mentioned Regina was referred to as an agent of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and made herself out there to supply her companies to any member of the opposition prepared to pay. 

But since 2015 when the APC got here to energy, it was mentioned that she has switched allegiance to the APC. 

“As for Lecky, controversy has surrounded him since his days in the National Health Insurance Commission (NHIS). Thereafter, he was known in INEC as a commissioner under the firm control and direction of Ms. Omo-Agege (Regina), who used serving staff members of lNEC to compromise elections mainly in the South-South and South-West,” a supply mentioned. 

A senior workers member of lNEC disclosed that the Commission deliberate the deployment of electoral officers and different classes of workers throughout the states earlier than the 2019 elections however the plan was cancelled by the chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu when he found that Lecky alone submitted names of over 80 members of workers to be moved throughout the Southern area for alleged election manipulation. 

All these have been mentioned to be with the assist and information of Regina, Omo-Agege’s sister. 

“This is the same woman her brother, Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege wants to use to replace Ms. Onochie despite demands by the public for people who will deliver free and fair elections,” one of many sources mentioned. 

SaharaReporters learnt that just lately, some social gathering leaders accused Lecky of manipulating electoral processes within the Delta State APC to favour the Prophet Jones Erue/Senator Omo-Agege’s faction, towards the Chief Cyril Ogodo-led APC govt within the state. 

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