Unknown gunmen on Saturday allegedly attacked the Senator representing the people of Delta Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege.
The Senator was attacked alongside his wife and children, market women and some leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, during the second phase of his constituency empowerment program in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.
Two persons were seriously injured during the violent attack on the lawmaker.
The hoodlum staged the violent attacks when Sen. Omo-Agege and his team were already at the market doling out direct financial support to hundreds of petty traders and Okada riders.
They shot sporadically, destroyed chairs and canopies at the event venue and inflicted serious bodily injuries on members of the public.
The attackers made direct threat on the senator’s life when they came face to face with him and his wife.
Those injured were taken to hospitals for treatment on the senator’s timely advice before he and his team drove to the Ekpan Police Station to formally complain to the police authorities.
In a statement signed by Aruviere Martin Egharhevwa, Media & Strategy Team to Sen. Omo-Agege and made available to DAILY POST confirmed and condemned the attacks on Sen. Omo-Agege and his team.
“We condemn in the strongest terms, today’s obvious premeditated assassination attempt on the Distinguished Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, his wife, members of his family, APC leaders and his supporters during the second phase of the senator’s constituency ‘empowerment’ program in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State”, it said.
While calling on the police to act, the statement advised “those who attacked the Distinguished Senator Omo-Agege to turn themselves in to security agencies immediately stressing that.
“We will never accept this violence. Our senator is a peace-loving leader but surely not a weakling. We will not allow anyone create premeditated insecurity in Urhoboland. We will surely tame this bad behavior. God and our people are with us.
“Despite the bloody violence, the Distinguished Senator Omo-Agege wishes to express his gratitude to the market women and youths in Uvwie for their firm support pointing out that no one will stop him from giving back to our supporters in Uvwie and Urhoboland at large.”