- 5,000 APC members have defected to the PDP ahead of the Edo state governorship election
- The new members also declared their unflinching support for the re-election bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki
- The former APC members declared that Governor Obaseki has done well in his first term and deserves to be re-elected
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Over 5, 000 All Progressives Congress (APC) members have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the Edo state governorship election.
The new members also declared their unflinching support for the re-election bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki.
One Honourable 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.
The former APC leader commended Obaseki for prioritising the welfare and wellbeing of Edo people against the interest of a few selfish politicians.
Some supporters of the governor wrote on social media to express why they would support him for a second term.
Esther Gwar wrote: "Governor Obaseki has a great vision for the state and we have seen that in his policy choices."
George Udom wrote: "If you look at the wickedness of the APC in the last 4yrs, their failed promises, you will quickly vote for the PDP in Edo unless you want failure to continue."
Ozino Porter wrote: "Obaseki is the best governor in Edo state since Ambrose Ali."
Darlington Okpebholo: "For the first time in Edo state, we have a responsible government that is led by a responsible citizen, Godwin Obaseki who says he wants a departure from the old ways."
Adekunle Michael wrote: "The residents of Edo state had seen what Governor Obaseki has done which is evident. Removal of Obaseki is equal to the change of 2015 that all Nigerians are lamenting today."
Nelson Peters wrote: "Oshiomhole wants Obaseki out because he is jealous. Governor Obaseki's performance in this first term has completely obliterated the once-celebrated achievements of Oshiomhole, gradually eroding his fame into the garbage of history."
Everest Tiodve: "The forthcoming election in Edo state is going to be peaceful. The opposition party wants Edo people to believe it would be a do or die affair so as to scare Edolites from coming out in numbers to vote Obaseki. They know they can only win PDP by rigging, but not this time."
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Legit.ng had earlier reported that the PDP in Edo on Wednesday, August 12, welcomed 3,000 new members in Owan East local government area of the state.
The defectors who are former members of the APC, declared support for the PDP and Governor Obaseki ahead of the Edo governorship election.
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