Senator Omo Agege Defects To APC

Senator Ovie Omo Agege the only Labour Party (LP) Senator in the Senate has defected to All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Senator represents Delta Central Senatorial district.

The senator and most of his compartments from other parties are on a regular bases defecting to APC the ruling part in the country ehere the present president and some members of his cabinet too.


Source: The Nations

Ondo LP Accuses Mimiko Of Attempting To Split Party

The Labour Party in Ondo State has accused the state governor, Olusegun Mimiko, of attempting to create division in the party ahead of local government election in April.

The party also restated its position on its withdrawal from the council polls.

Mr. Mimiko, once the leader of the party in the state, dumped it for the Peoples Democratic Party, shortly before the 2015 general elections.

The Secretary of the party, Ronke Akerele, in a statement on Tuesday in Akure, said there was a plan by the governor to keep a fifth columnists as fake members of the party to further his selfish interest.

“We hereby state clearly that anyone who is not known to our party cannot speak or represent our party in any capacity,” she said.

“We also wish to inform the general public that Labour Party shall not participate in the waddle council election.

“The party appeals to the governor to channel his energy to the task of governing the state at this critical period.”

Ms. Akerele said LP would engage the government in constructive criticism for the benefit of all, rather than petty issues of divisive politics that was fast becoming the trademark of the governor.

“We passionately appeal to the Governor to pay the salary arrears of the workers of Ondo State as soon as possible to reduce the untold hardship of the people,” she added.

Apologize For Taking Me To Court, Okowa Tells LP, APC Guber Candidates

Delta State Governor Mr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has advised his opponent from the Labour Party (LP), Great Ogboru and his counterpart in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Olorogun Emerhor, to apologize for taking him to court despite knowing they didn’t win the April 11, 2015 gubernatorial election in the state.

Okowa made the call during a thanksgiving service in Asaba to mark the decision of the Supreme Court, which upheld his election in a unanimous decision, Osun Defender learnt.

The governor described the appeal against him as an abuse of the court process.

Mr. Okowa in the company of his wife, the former Secretary to the State Government Ovuozourie Macaulay, and other top government functionaries dedicated his victory to God.

According to the Governor, Olorogun Emerhor and Chief Ogboru knew they did not win the elections, yet, they went to the Elections Petition Tribunal to the Court of Appeal and then, to the Supreme Court, subjecting Deltans and lovers of the state to uncertainties.

“It is time to forgive and move on. I also believe that my opponents, Olorogun O’tega and Chief Ogboru should apologise to all Deltans, because, they knew the people’s choice but, they just wanted to go through this legal process,” he said, reiterating, “I have forgiven them but, I think they need to apologise to Deltans because, they distracted the people.”

“We should forgive them, it is time to love ourselves, see ourselves as brothers and sisters fighting solely for the common good of our people; it is time for us to break away from the past, to begin a new partnership; it is time to have a collective approach to governance – community governance because, on our part, we promise to carry every one along in love and unity.”

“I have forgiven them but, I think they need to apologise to Deltans because, they distracted the people,” Mr. Okowa stated.