- Some All Progressives Congress stalwarts in Edo state have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party
- The move comes on the heels of an appeal from a former senior political adviser to the APC national chairman, urging members threatening to quit the party to exercise restraint
- The defectors opined that the APC’s only achievement was distributing poverty and hardship to Nigerians
Some stalwarts of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), along with their supporters.
Among those who defected are a former PDP women leader in the state, Mrs Lucy Omoragbon; a top member of the party, Lawrence Oboh; Harrison Oboh, and a host of others, Vanguard reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that these latest defections come on the heels of an appeal from a former senior political adviser to the APC national chairman, Charles Idahosa, urging members threatening to quit the party to exercise restraint.
While disclosing their reasons for leaving the ruling party, the defectors said they were left with no choice, as the APC had failed the country.
Omoragbon stated: “When I left the APC, it was because of some problems; but the problems in PDP are a child’s play compared to those of the APC.
“We have been holding meetings and consulting; today, we decided to leave the APC for the PDP. I am not decamping, but only going back home.”
Her position was also mirrored by Oboh, who opined that the APC’s only achievement was distributing poverty to Nigerians. He added that the ruling party was only out to inflict pain on ordinary citizens.
In a related development, NAIJ.com previously reported that over 1,000 members of the All Progressives Congress in Oron federal constituency of Akwa Ibom state defected to the Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday, August 9, despite the defection of Senator Godswill Akpabio to the ruling party.
The defectors were received by the state PDP chairman, Obong Paul Ekpo, who urged the people of the state to keep supporting the party and the state governor, Udom Emmanuel.
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