Edo Guber: Another PDP Chieftain Defects to APCLatest News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State, Politics Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
By IGANTIUS OKPARA
The Edo state chapter of the People’s Democratic party PDP, has again been thrown into confusion, as its Chairman, in ward 11, Etsako West Local council Area of the state, Chief Sunday Edehor, dumped the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC just few weeks to the governorship poll in the state.
Edehor, in a statement on Tuesday, stated that he defected to the APC alongside his supporters because of what the people of the area have benefited from the APC-led administration in the state.
This is coming barely few weeks, Mallam Balarable Saidu, the campaign Director for the PDP candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-iyamu in Edo North senatorial zone defected to the APC, alongside his supporters, numbering over 2000.
African Examiner recalled that while the Edo PDP was trying to recover from the shock of Saidu’s defection, one of its chieftain, and Aspirant during its primaries, Solomon Edebiri, also announced his resignation from the party.
Edehor noted that he had followed the PDP since 1998 but recently observed that he and his supporters have been on the wrong side
“The truth is that I found out that some of us have been deceiving ourselves in PDP for a long time.
“This is the first time Etsako man will be governor in the person of Adams Oshiomhole and now the same APC is giving us Deputy governor, so how do you expect us to remain in PDP” he asked.
“We have been managing over the years abusing Oshiomhole, despite the fact that he is our son, but we are in PDP, but it has come to a stage when we decided to think about what is good for our people.
“PDP since 1999 never gave Edo North governorship not to think of giving it to Etsako.
“One leader is always moving it to wherever he feels while our people suffer here.
“Just take a drive around Etsako area, you will see the roads, schools Oshiomhole has built for us, so don’t you think our people will stone some of us if we continue to remain in PDP?
“I don’t want to risk my life because they will say I am an enemy of progress.
“So I will be a mad man to remain in PDP. And let me tell you, there is no more PDP in the entire three Local Governments in Etsako.
“It will not make sense to remain at all, because both the people and God will even punish us so that is why we decided to leave for APC.
“It makes more sense for us to join APC so that the developmental projects Oshiomhole has started in Etsako land will continue.
“People are supposed to play politics for good life, development and not selfish interest.
“I will be considered a selfish man if I remain in PDP, today in Etsako, I am proud that we have seen development and I want that development to continue when Shuaibu becomes Deputy Governor.”the chairman stated.
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