Labour Party’s Only Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege Decamps to APC


HIGHLIGHT – Ovie Omo-Agege


Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, on Tuesday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ovie Omo-Agege

He cited the crisis in the LP as the reason for his defection.

Speaking on the ‎floor of the senate where he announced his defection, Omo-Agege cited ‎section 68 (1) (g) as the basis of dumping the Labour Party for the APC.

“Being a person whose election to the house was sponsored by a political party, he becomes a member of another political party before the expiration of the period for which that house was elected; Provided that his membership of the latter political party is not as a result of a division in the political party of which he was previously a member or of a merger of two or more political parties or factions by one of which he was previously sponsored‎,” Section 68 (1) (g) ‎reads.

With his defection, the number of the APC ‎senators has risen to 66 while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has 42.

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