- More APC members have reportedly defected from the ruling party in Edo state
- The defectors who are over 1,000 defected to the Peoples Democratic Party at Etsako Central local government area
- 589,137 APC members had recently resigned in Edo state
1,100 members and leaders of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) have reportedly defected to the Edo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party at Etsako Central local government area of the state on Friday, August 10.
While receiving the defectors at a rally at Oghomere Ekperi in Etsako central local government area, the state state chairman of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih said:
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“It is an uncommon honour for the party to receive and welcome over 1,100 members and leaders of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the local government council area.”
Independent reports that he said the over 1,100 members of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) who defected to the PDP have expanded the political support base of the party in Edo state and Nigeria.
NAIJ.com had reported that not less than 589,137 members of the All Progress Congress (APC) in Edo state announced the decision to withdraw their membership from the ruling party.
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The defectors, who are members of the Kwankwansiyya movement within the R-APC in Edo, were led by the party's state chairman, Chief John Osamede Adun and its coordinator, Harrison Omagbon.
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