- The internal crisis rocking the ruling party in Edo state deepens as aggrieved members have taken a walk out of the party
- This is so as the leader of the defectors, Mr. Balogun Okhiwere disclosed that their action was influenced by the high-quality representation gotten from a House of Reps member in the state
- Meanwhile, this move according to Okhiwere the defected members wants to work hand-in-hand with the lawmaker in the state for a greater good
There is tension in the ruling party in Edo state, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking at the ceremony on Monday, January 24, in Okada, the leader of the defectors, Mr. Balogun Okhiwere, said their decision was based on the quality representation of Dennis Idahosa at the House of Representatives.
He 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.
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“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 infrastructural development to all nooks and crannies of the constituency."
Former APC chairman, spokesman, deputy Senate president’s supporters, others defect to PDP
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta state has gained more members from the All Progressive Congress (APC).
This is as the party welcomed Delta APC's former chairman, Cyril Ogodo, supporters of Deputy Senate president Ovie Omo-Agege and others.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state received the defected politicians at a mega rally in Asaba on Saturday, January 22.
Orji Kalu says APC belongs to Nigerians not Tinubu
In another development, a former Abia state governor and chief whip of the Nigerian Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, stated that the ruling APC is owned by the people of Nigeria and not Bola Tinubu.
It was reported that Kalu made the comment while being interviewed by Arise Television on Thursday, January 13.
He made the comment days after Tinubu had visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock, and told him of his ambition to contest the presidency in the 2023 general elections.