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#EdoDecides: APGA disowns members over defection

15 September 2016, 18:59

Benin City - The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance on Thursday distanced itself from its Publicity Secretary, Paul Okolie and other members of the party who defected to the All Progressives Congress ahead of the September 28 governorship election in the state

‎This was contained in a statement signed by the state Chairman, Godfrey Ehimen, and Secretary, Aifuobhokhan Emmanuel.

Okolie had on Tuesday led hundreds of APGA members to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to support the candidacy of Godwin Obaseki, reports News 24

But APGA on Thursday described the defectors as “political jobbers” who lost their membership of the party, after they were expelled for anti-party activities three months ago.

The statement read in part, “The state chapter of the APGA, hereby, disowns Paul Okolie as APGA state Publicity Secretary and his supporters and the Organising Secretary, Chidi Eze, and his supporters, who have long been expelled from the party for over three months, due to their involvement in anti-party activities and are no longer members of the party.”

Also read: #EdoDecides: APGA calls for further postponement

The party also described its governorship candidate, Osaro Onaiwu, as the “most qualified” and “scandal-free”‎ to succeed the incumbent Governor Adams Oshiomhole and proffer solutions to the hardship faced by the citizens.

It, therefore, warned members of the APGA to adhere to the provisions of the party’s constitution, warning that erring members would be sanctioned.

- News 24


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