PDP Loses Members to APC in Edo


Defectors Attribute Decision to Achievements of Federal Lawmaker

A gale of defections has hit the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Edo State as hundreds of its members on Monday dumped the party to pitch their tent with the main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress, APC. Announcing their resignation from the PDP, the defectors, led by Balogun Okhiwere, said their decision was motivated by the quality representation of Dennis Idahosa, a member of the green chamber of the National Assembly, representing Ovia federal constituency.

Okhiwere said they were joining forces with the APC to strengthen the party and assist the federal lawmaker to continue his developmental strides. Okhiwere stressed that the quality of the defectors attested to the fact that theirs was to “come and work” and add value to what is already on ground. He noted that some of the defectors were key members of the APC that held executive positions in their various wards before defecting to the PDP, while some were presently executive members of the PDP.

He further noted that they were like “Sheep without Shepherd” haven worked to see to the emergence of the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, in the last governorship election.

According to him, “We the undersigned, and members of the PDP in Ovia North East, hereby resign our membership of the PDP.

“We thereafter resolve to decamp en mass to the APC in appreciation of the developmental stride of Hon. Dennis Idahosa who has brought unprecedented infrastructural development to all nooks and crannies of Ovia federal constituency.”
Receiving the defectors, Idahosa commended them for their courage and promised that they would be treated equally with those they met on ground.
He admitted that their coming would indeed help strengthen his resolve to continue to improve on the lives of the people of the constituency.
“You are already part of us even before your coming. And let me reiterate here that there is no new and old APC with your coming; we are all one and working for the same purpose. I appeal to us all to work with unity of purpose so that we can all meet our expectation of making Ovia a better place,” he stated.

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