- More defection has hit the ruling APC in Edo state
- It was gathered that no fewer than 1,650 members dumped APC in the state
- The defectors' spokesperson, Omo-Osagie Efosa, said that they decided to resign their membership of APC because the party has failed them
No fewer than 1,650 members of All Progressives Congress (APC) from the 12 wards of Oredo local government area of Edo state have reportedly resigned their membership of the party.
Vanguard reports that the spokesman of the former APC members who addressed journalists in Benin city, on Sunday, August 19, Omo-Osagie Efosa (aka Mighty Man), said that they decided to resign their membership of the party because the “change mantra,” which was what brought them into the party, had failed.
Legit.ng gathered that Omo-Osagie listed other reasons for their resignation from the party to include the undemocratic manner in which the party was run by the state leadership and the “cabal like manner“ in which cronies and political jobbers were secretly anointed by some party leaders to conduct the last congresses in the state.
He also alleged that during the APC local government council primaries, of which he was a front runner for the chairman in Oredo local government area, he was armed twisted and edged out of the race after he had paid for and collected nomination form.
He said: “They secretly selected councillors and chairmen as candidates for the election and were not allowed to face the electorate in the primaries.
“Even when there were complaints that some leaders were collecting huge sums of money from aspirants, the party blatantly refused to entertain the complaints nor did it investigated them to give victims the needed justice.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Archbishop Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, told Nigerians politicians that defecting from one party to another would not solve their problems and that of the country.
It was reported that Archbishop Okoh said this on Sunday, August 19, in Onitsha, Anambra state, in All Saints Cathedral Onitsha during the Holy Communion and 50th birthday thanksgiving of wife of Bishop on the Niger, Elsie Nwokolo, and dedication of Mary Sumner House, at the Cathedral.
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The Archbishop who was represented by his wife, Nkasiobi Okoh and Bishop David Onuoha, urged politicians to instead of defecting from one party to other, should work for the people and offer thanksgiving to God for all He had done for them and the country.
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