- A Benin high chief and APC chieftain, Osemede Adun, has dumped the party for PDP
- He places curse on anyone who defects and goes back to APC
- Chief Adun cited injustice as the reason he dumped APC
A Benin high chief and Edo state chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Chief Osamede Adun has placed a curse on any member of the party who decamped to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and returned back to the former party.
Nigerian Tribune reports that Adun, the Ayobahan of Benin who led thousands of defecting red capped Kwankwasiya members to the PDP state secretariat in Benin, said that they dumped the ruling party in favour of the PDP because of the large-scale poverty and high handedness which the APC is notorious for.
NAIJ.com gathered that he swore that he and his supporters made a move to the PDP which he originally belonged after a careful appraisal of the state affairs in Edo state, insisting that the APC led government has failed woefully at both the state and federal levels.
He said: “We are back home to the PDP. I am placing a curse on anybody who comes here to spy on us with the intention of going back to the APC. There is a curse on anybody here who goes back to APC. We are through with APC and will never go back to that party. Woe betides anybody here who goes back to APC. There is poverty everywhere. That is the only achievement of APC. We are back to make PDP better than we met it.”
The former top member of the ruling party lashed out at the ruling party for being very vindictive, noting that after they helped the party to win the last election in Edo state, the very first thing Governor Godwin Obaseki did was to throw some of his supporters in prison and demolish their properties.
Speaking, a factional APC chairman in the state, Chief Dan Orbih said that the country was presently witnessing very difficult times under the leadership of the APC and was drifting towards dictatorship, adding that the development portends great danger to the country’s democracy.
Orbih said that the rights of the citizens were daily being eroded, and condemned the recent security raid of the Abuja resident of Chief Edwin Clark.
Welcoming the defectors, the party chairman said that the decision of the defectors would change the political destiny of the state.
He added that APC was presently experiencing “political Ebola” said the mass defection of APC members in the state to the opposition PDP, was a manifestation of the failed APC leadership in the state.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that there are indications that a massive wave of defection was about to hit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Gombe state, following the plan defection of Buhari Dankwambo, the younger brother to Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo and Auwal Akko, the presidential coordinator of Senator Ahmed Makarfi in Gombe state to the rival All Progressives Congress (APC).
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