#BREAKING: Omo-Agege Defeats Ekweremadu, Becomes New Deputy Senate President
The lawmaker representing Delta central, Ovie Omo-Agege, has been elected deputy president of the Senate.
Omo-Agege, who was endorsed by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, polled over 60 votes to defeat Ekweremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Small Details about the new Deputy Senate President
Date of Birth
Omo-Agege was born on Saturday, August 3, 1963, in Delta state, three years after Nigeria’s independence.
Omo-Agege is married and he has five children.
The new deputy Senate president attended St George Grammar school, Obinomba Obiaruku in Delta state. After graduating from the University of Benin in 1985, he was called to the Nigerian bar a year after in 1986.
Life after school
Omo-Agege did his one year compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) with the Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence, Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in Kwara state.
The new deputy Senate president began his law practice in Lagos in 1987 at PAT OKUPA & Co. Three years after in 1990, he moved to the US where he worked in the capacity of a foreign associate at Charles O Agege’s law office in Los Angeles, California.
Omo-Agege’s political career started when he contested for a representative position at the Delta state House of Representative on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a contest which he lost.
In 2003, he was appointed as an executive assistant to the then Delta state governor, James Ibori, and later assumed the position of a commissioner for special duties for the same governor.
He contested for the Senate in 2015 under the platform of Labour Party (LP), a party which he later left for the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.