The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has appointed his former Senior Legislative Aide, Prince Efe Duku, and veteran political strategist, Elder Omeni Sobotie, as Special Advisers on Legislative and Plenary Matters and Political Affairs respectively.
The new appointments, which include four other Special Advisers, were conveyed to the Clerk of the National Assembly and announced on Tuesday, July 2, by Senator Omo-Agege’s Chief of Staff, Dr. Otive Igbuzor.
The other Special Advisers, with their respective portfolios, are Barrister Alex Onwuadiamu (Policy and Monitoring), Mr. Yomi Odunuga (Media and Publicity), Mrs. Estella Nwene (Administration) and Mr. Godwin Anaughe (Special Duties).
Prince Efe Duku holds first degrees in Electrical Electronic Engineering and Law from University of Benin and Robert Gordon University, Scotland respectively, and an MBA degree in Human Resources Management. He was appointed as Senior Legislative Aide to Senator Omo-Agege in 2016, having worked very closely for over a decade with the 2019 Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Great Ogboru. Generally seen as highly principled, effective, diligent and fair in decision-making, Duku is a staunch defender of Senator Omo-Agege’s leadership.
On his part, Elder Omeni Sobotie, popularly called “The Don” by his admirers for his political astuteness, is a veteran political leader and a former Students’ Union Government President at Federal Polytechnic, Auchi. He worked in Shell for several years and was, at different times, a political adviser to governors of Delta State. He joined the ruling All Progressives Congress last year and campaigned vigorously with the party’s 2019 governorship candidate, Chief Great Ogboru. Chief Sobotie also played strategic roles in the massive political engineering that led to the re-election of Senator Omo-Agege.
Senator Omo-Agege’s office had earlier released the names of some appointees, including Dr. Igbuzor and popular broadcaster, Ms. Lara Owoeye-Wise as his Senior Special Assistant on Electronic and New Media.