The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Edo State has expelled its Publicity Secretary, Chief Paul Okolie and other members, over alleged anti-party activities.
This is just as the party insisted that its candidate for the September 28 rescheduled governorship poll in the state, Mr. Osaro Onaiwu, is the solution to Edo people’s problem.
Mr. Okolie had on Monday led 1,000 of his supporters, including executive members and chieftains of APGA, to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking with newsmen in Benin City, the state capital, the former APGA spokesman said his decision to defect was based on the conviction that only an APC government led by Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Hon. Philip Shaibu, can sustain the good works already started by the Adams Oshiomhole outgoing administration.
Reacting to the defection of its spokesman and others to the APC, the Chairman of APGA in Edo State, Godfrey Ehizokhale Ehimhen and the Secretary, Aifuobhokhan Emmanuel, issued a joint statement warning members of the party across the state to desist from “political prostitution” or face sanction.
The statement added that Okolie and the party’s Organizing Secretary, Chief Chidi Eze, alongside their supporters have since been expelled from the party due to their involvement in anti-party activities and “are no longer members of the party”.