According to The Nation, a cleric identified as Pastor Aimola John has slumped and died shortly after joining Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Aimola was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital he was rushed to.
He had left the APC in 2015 alongside Pastor Ize-Iyamu and was among former PDP members that were returning home to the APC at the residence of Ize-Iyamu where he slumped.
He was said to have been a former chairmanship candidate for Owan East Local Governemnt Area.
Tributes have been poured in for him on the social media where he was hailed as a true loyal party man.
A former Secretary of Owan East, Mr. Godwin Imoudu, who confirmed his death said late Aimola was in Benin to defect to the APC.