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).
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.