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APC groups in Ekiti merge to dislodge PDP

22 July 2015, 14:15

Ado Ekiti - The two major groups in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State have commenced the merging of interests toward wrestling power from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state in 2018, reports National Mirror.

The groups are the  G-35 and the Ekiti Restoration Group (ERG).

The G-35 comprises some former local government chairmen and former members of the House of Assembly, while the ERG was formed by some former members of the House of Representatives.

Also read: APC describes new Ekiti lawmakers as touts

Prominent members of the ERG include Bimbo Daramola, Bamidele Faparusi and Oyetunde Ojo, who is an in-law to the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu.

Faparusi said the merger became expedient as part of the efforts to foster unity and ensure proper realignment of forces ahead of the 2018 election.

Read more at National Mirror.

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