APGA Publicity Secretary, Others Defect To APC In Edo

APGAThe Publicity Secretary of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Edo State, Hon (Chief) Pius Okolie, has led 1,000 of his supporters, including executive members and chieftains of the party, to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Those who defected with Okolie to the APC included, the Organising Secretary, Mr. Chidi Eze; Ikpoba Okha Ward 1 Chairman, Festus Agbonlahor; Ward 2 Chairman, Uchenna Ogugba; Ward 7 Youth Leader, Pastor Peter Akeredolu; Woman Leader, Mrs. Blessing Aikharaekpen; Uhunmwode Youth Leader, Godfrey Ogbarate and Chief Raymond Okpara, Ex-Officio.

Okolie, who spoke with newsmen in Benin City, said his decision to defect was based on the conviction that only an APC government led by Mr. Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Hon. Philip Shaibu, can sustain the good works already started by the Adams Oshiomhole outgoing administration.

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According to him, “I believe Obaseki will consolidate on Oshiomhole’s good works and even do better”.

The former APGA spokesman said the pedigree of Obaseki will live up to expectations.

He disclosed that his defection to APC would enable him contribute his quota more to the development of the state, which he has called home for over 40 years.

Assuring his Igbo kinsmen that under the Obaseki led government, the enabling environment would be created for their businesses to grow, Okolie said there would a review of the tax regime with a view to making it more people friendly.

He also assured his kinsmen that Obaseki led government would build more markets for their businesses to flourish, while urging them to vote APC during the September 28 governorship election.

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