Defection: Ogboru, Ochei Confer with Oyegun at APC Secretariat Monday


Omon-Julius Onabu in Asaba

National Chairman of All Progressives Party (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, will this Tuesday meet with Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru, Hon. Victor Ochei and other top-notch politicians in Delta State.

The meeting scheduled for the APC national secretariat in Abuja, THISDAY learnt, is part of preparations toward the formal reception of Ogboru, Delta State governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2015 election, Ochei, erstwhile speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly (DTHA), as well as chieftains of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and their supporters in the state into the fold of the APC.

Delta State Chairman of the APC, Mr Jones Ode Erue, will be joined by the state party leader, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, to officially present Ogboru and Ochei to the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party in Abuja.

The Delta APC delegation is expected to paint the nation’s capital red with a colourful ceremony beginning with a motorcade leaving their hotel to the national secretariat of the party.

Ogboru, popularly referred to by his teeming supporters as “The People’s General”, contested the emergence of Dr Ifeanyi Okowa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as Governor in the 2015 election from the election tribunal to the Supreme Court while Ochei flew the flag of Accord Party for the Delta North Senatorial seat.