Omo-Agege won the Delta Central Senatorial seat as a Labour Party (LP) candidate after former occupant Chief Pius Ewherido passed on.
In the address announcing his move, Senator Omo-Agege revealed why he has left the LP for the APC.
“Mr. President, in response to the unfounded accusations, threats, and libellous allegations arising from irreconcilable divisions in the national leadership (National Working Committee/National Executive Council) of Labour Party (LP) and consequent legal disputations between the opposing factions which have rendered the administration of the Party ineffective; and having regards to section 68(g) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), may I humbly notify Your Excellency Mr. Senate President and my Colleagues of my decision to switch my party membership from Labour Party to the All Progressives Congress (APC),” the Senator told the Senate today.
“Mr. President; distinguished colleagues, my decision to leave the LP for the APC is overwhelmingly supported by leaders and constituents of my Senatorial District, considering the troubling facts of the divisions within the national leadership of LP; with Comrade Bobo Atare Adou and Alhaji Abdukadir Salam now simultaneously laying claim to the national leadership of LP.
“While assuring Mr. President of my highest esteem, be further assured of my total commitment to this 8th Senate’s Legislative Agenda under your calm and steady leadership and absolute support for the APC Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari,” the Senator concluded.
LP officials and Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, are yet to comment on the development.