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Friday, 16 September 2016

APGA expels spokesman, others for defecting to APC


The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Edo State chapter has expelled its publicity secretary of the party, Chief Paul Okolie and other members over alleged anti-party activities. 

APGA said its candidate for the rescheduled governorship poll, Osaro Onaiwu, is the solution to Edo people’s problem.

Okolie had on Monday, September 12, led hundreds of APGA members to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to support the candidacy of Godwin Obaseki.

Godfrey Ehizokhale Ehimhen the state Chairman of the party and the secretary, Aifuobhokhan Emmanuel, in a joint statement warned its members across the state to desist from “political prostitution” or face sanction. 

The statement added that Okolie and the party’s Organizing Secretary, Chief Chidi Eze, alongside their supporters have since been expelled from the party due to their involvement in anti-party activities and “are no longer members of the party.” 

Meanwhile, hundreds of All Progressives Congress (APC) and the United Progressives Party (UPP) members in Edo state have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This is coming less than two weeks to Edo state governorship election scheduled for September 28.

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