PDP supporters defect to APC in Edo

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By Usman Aliyu

Okada (Edo), Jan 24, 2022 Hundreds of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters in Edo, have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Speaking at the ceremony on Monday in Okada, the leader of the defectors, Mr Balogun Okhiwere, said their decision was based on the quality representation of Rep. Dennis Idahosa at the House of Representatives.

Okhiwere said that the defectors were joining forces with the APC to strengthen it and assist the lawmaker who represents Ovia federal constituency to continue with his developmental strides.

“We, the undersigned and members of the PDP in Ovia North East hereby resign our membership of the PDP.

“We thereafter resolved to decamp to the APC in appreciation of the developmental stride of Idahosa who has brought unprecedented infrastructure development to all nooks and crannies of the constituency,” he said.

Idahosa who received them, commended them for their courage and said they will be treated equally with those they met on ground.

He noted that their defection would help strengthen his resolve to continue to improve the lives of the people of the constituency.

“You are already part of us even before your coming and let me reiterate here that there is no new and old APC with your coming, we are all one and working for the same purpose.

“I appeal to us all to work with unity of purpose so that we can all meet our expectations of making Ovia a better place,” he stated.