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Omo-Agege Labour Party Senator decamps to APC

Senator Omo-Agege cited the leadership tussle bedeviling the Labour Party, as reason for his defection to APC.

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Senator Ovie Omo-Agege

(Urhobo Today)

Ovie Omo-Agege, the senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District has decamped from Labour Party to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC).

Omo-Agege, the only senator elected on the platform of the Labour Party in the 8th National Assembly made the official announcement during plenary on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

Senator Omo-Agege cited issue of leadership tussle currently bedeviling the Labour Party, as reason for his defection.

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The Senator made reference to Section 68 (1) (g) which allows for lawmakers to decamp to another political party as backing for his move.

It reads:

“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."

Omo-Agege’s defection brings the total number of APC senators to 66 while the opposition Peoples Democratic Party has a total of 42 senators.

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