APC Loses Over 5000 Members To PDP In Edo State. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has hit a bump ahead of the September 19 gubernatorial election in Edo State. This is as over 5,000 of its members defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday.
The defecting members reaffirmed their support for the reelection bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki, the PDP candidate. Hon. John Bobby Palmer Led the 5,000 APC members to declare their support for the PDP in Ward 6, Ubiaja, in Esan South-East Local Government Area (LGA). He said the decision was to secure the reelection of Governor Obaseki and ensure the consolidation of his administration’s achievements.
The APC leader commended Obaseki while speaking at the governor’s reelection rally in Ubiaja. This is for prioritizing the welfare and well-being of Edo people against the interest of a few selfish politicians.
“Obaseki has done well in his first term and because we love good things. We have no choice but to join the party which stands for development.”
The Chairman, Edo PDP Campaign Council, Chief Dan Orbih also spoke at the event.
He noted that:
“Obaseki, in the last three years and eight months, has performed better and surpassed the achievements of Adams Oshiomhole in eight years. If Obaseki is returned to power, Esan people will occupy their place in Edo politics.
“Under the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (EDOBEST) programme, over 40,000 pupils now have access to the home-schooling platform for zero data e-learning for free, amid the corona-virus pandemic.”
On his part, Governor Obaseki said his administration will continue to pursue reforms and programmes to better the lives of Edo people.