(CHIEF SEN. OVIE OMO-AGEGE ON THE SPOTLIGHT)
By ovibel media
Chief Sen. Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege was born on the 3rd of August 1963,he hails from Orogun,one of the Urhobo cities in Ughelli North LGA of Delta State.
He attended St. George Grammar school, Obinomba Obiaruku, Delta State and graduated in 1985 from the prestigious University of Benin with a degree in Law. He was called to the Nigerian bar in 1986.
In 2002, he obtained his master’s degree in law from Tulane University Law School
Omo-Agege was deployed to Kwara State for his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). He completed his NYSC with the Directorate of Criminal investigation and intelligence, Nigerian Police Force, Kwara State Command.Omo-Agege started his career in law by working with Pat Okupa & Co. in Lagos in 1987.
In 1989, he co-founded a law firm; Agege & Co. Omo-Agege moved to the United States of America in 1990, where he worked as a foreign associate at Charles O Agege’s law office in Los Angeles, California.
He was called to the State Bar of California, United States District Court and the United States Supreme Court, Washington, DC. He returned to Nigeria in 1992 to establish Omo-Agege & Associates where he was also senior partner. In 1996, he merged his firm Omo-Agege & associates in a partnership resulting in the name Agege & Esin.
Omo-Agege started out in politics by contesting for the ticket to be a representative at the Delta State House of Representatives under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, a ticket he lost in the party primaries. In 2003, former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, appointed Omo-Agege as an executive assistant, a position he held for two years. He was later appointed as a commissioner for special duties by the governor.He ran for the office of the Governor of Delta State, but lost out at the People Democratic Party’s primaries to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan in 2006.
He was appointed as the Secretary to State Government of Delta State by Governor James Ibori in 2007. He ran for Senate in 2015 under the platform of the Labour Party. He lost to Chief Sen. Ighoyota Amori but was declared winner by an Appeal Court in Benin as an elected senator representing Delta central senatorial district December, 2015.
He defected from the Labour Party to All Progressive Congress (APC) on 7 March 2017.
In 2018, he was accused of leading thugs to invade the Nigerian Senate Chambers and made away with the Senate Mace but was letar vindicated by a federal high court in Abuja.
He was re-elected as the senator representing Delta Central in 2019 general elections. On 11 June 2019, he emerged as the new Deputy Senate President of the 9th National Assembly with 68 votes cast to beat Senator Ike Ekweremadu with 37 votes.The South-South caucus of the APC, on Thursday 28 November 2019 chose the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, as the leader of the party in the region,a position he is currently holding as the incumbent Senator representing Delta Central
Sen. Omo-Agege is married to Rosemary Omo-Agege and they both have five adorable children.
Finally,Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege a Nigerian lawyer and politician who is currently the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate,is among the Urhobos eyeing the Governor’s of the state come 2023 and his profile suggested,he is qualified to be the governor of the oil-rich state.
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