Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege says he has nothing to do with statements circulating online which portrayed him as insulting leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-South geopolitical zone.
He said the disparaging comments were nothing but the handiwork of mischief-makers bent on causing disaffection in the party in the zone.
Omo-Agege, who doubles as APC South-South Leader, further attributed the statements to “fifth columnists and agents of destabilisation” pretending to be his supporters.
The deputy senate president’s denial was contained in a Saturday statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yomi Odunuga.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Deputy President of the Senate did not make any disparaging remarks against any personality from the South-South geopolitical zone.
“For the records, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege would like to be left out of whatever mischievous scheme or deadly politics being played out by some unscrupulous characters in the region for whatever selfish reasons.
“His focus, as he has always stated, is to bring qualitative development to the South-South for the benefits of all the people.
“He would not be distracted by the antics of social media rats who continue to abuse the privilege offered by the social media to publish falsehood against him with the aim of setting him up against other leaders in the region.
“We implore all well-meaning supporters and media houses to always verify sources of statements before circulating such as fifth columnists abound everywhere,” Omo-Agege’s statement read in part.