Deputy Senate President and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Delta State, Ovie Omo-Agege, has promised to harness the potential of Yahoo Boys (Internet fraudsters) by engaging them in positive ways.
Omo-Agege made the promise on Wednesday during the party’s ward-to-ward governorship campaign in the Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State’s Onicha-Ugbo, Issele-Uku, and Onicha-Olona communities, ahead of the 2023 general elections.
He said, “The Delta State Government under Okowa has received over N2.8tn and another N340bn from President Buhari and went ahead to borrow over N400bn with no meaningful projects to justify the humongous amount the state has received.
“Today, all Deltans, including unborn children, owe Okowa’s reckless borrowing. So, because of that, we Deltans are resolute and; have agreed that we are not going to allow Okowa; to have a third term through Sheriff Oborevwori.
“We will harness the potential and ingenuity of the Yahoo Boys; by engaging them in their best positive ways; asking them to develop apps, and the state government will be a shareholder. By so doing, we are creating employment for our children.
“We will intervene in failed federal roads and seek refunds; because Deltans are the ones using the roads.”