Senate President Ahmad Lawan says Delta state will “compete” with Lagos in terms of development if Ovie Omo-Agege is elected governor.
Lawan spoke on Saturday during the flag-off of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship campaign in Warri, Delta.
Omo-Agege, deputy senate president, is the APC governorship candidate in Delta for the 2023 elections.
Speaking during the rally, the senate president said his deputy has performed “remarkably well” in the senate and brought developmental projects to the state.
“Our son has gone to Abuja as you wanted him to and he has done so remarkably well. He is someone who can work with anyone, he has worked with us,” the senate president said.
“I have been working with him and I can tell you that if you vote him as the governor of Delta in 2023, this state will be competing with Lagos state and Yobe.
“Today, our rally here is to tell Deltans what we know about our brother, colleague and what he had done in Abuja.”
Speaking further, Lawan claimed that the APC-led federal government has provided more support to states in form of budget support and bailouts than the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led government.
“Today, the Warri-Itakpe rail line is functioning. You are being given tertiary institutions in Delta state by the federal government and so many other projects,” he said.
“This Federal Government of Nigeria had been extremely magnanimous. Like one of our speakers said, the PDP administration in the past, at the centre, never gave any assistance whether in the name of bail-outs, budget support or whatever to opposition parties (referring to opposition states)
“Our administration has given support to each and every state.”