by Dolapo Adelana
The Senator representing Delta Central senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege on Tuesday defected from the Labour Party (LP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to Omo-Agege, his defection is due to the crisis in the LP.
Speaking on the floor of the senate he cited section 68 (1) (g) as the basis of dumping the Labour Party for the APC.
“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,” Section 68 (1) (g) reads.
His defection has increased the number of APC senator to 66 while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has 42.
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.