Benin City - The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Edo State on Tuesday lost its Publicity Secretary, Pius Okolie, with over 1 000 of his supporters, including executive members to the All Progressives Congress (APC), reports The Nation.
Those who defected with him included, the Organising Secretary, Chidi Eze; Ikpoba Okha Ward 1 Chairman, Festus Agbonlahor; Ward 2 Chairman, Uchenna Ogugba; Ward 7 Youth Leader, Pastor Peter Akeredolu; Woman Leader, Blessing Aikharaekpen; Uhunmwode Youth Leader, Godfrey Ogbarate and Raymond Okpara, Ex-Officio.
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Okolie said his action was based on his conviction that only an APC government led by Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy, Philip Shaibu can sustain the good works already started by the Oshiomhole’s led government.
He disclosed that his defection to APC would enable him contribute his quota more to the development of the state where he had lived for over 40 years.
- News 24