The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, on Tuesday, officially approved the membership of prominent opposition leaders in the state, including a former governorship candidate of the Labour Party, Chief Great Ogboru, and erstwhile speaker of the state House of Assembly, Engr. Victor Ochei.
At a meeting of the state APC executive committee, including leaders and other stakeholders of the party held in Orhuwhorun, Udu Council area of the state on Tuesday, the party said their approval into the party was a major boost towards wrestling the state from the ruling PDP in 2019.
Those whose interest to join the party were adopted include the Delta State Labour Party led by Chief Ogboru, some members of the Accord Party led by Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei, a former speaker of the state House of Assembly, some leaders of SDP and some aggrieved leaders of the PDP in the state.
Speaking at the event, the leader of the APC in the state, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, advised members of the party to embrace the new members with an open mindedness and to provide a conducive environment for them to contribute to the growth of the party in the state.