Edo Election PDP Chairman defects to APC, praises Oshiomhole

Edehor said he would be an ingrate if he remained in the PDP.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman in ward 11, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo state, Chief Sunday Edehor, has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Edehor, whose supporters also followed him to the ruling party, said he would be an ingrate if he remained in the PDP, saying his people have benefited from the APC administration in the state, led by Governor Adams Oshiomhole.

“The truth is that I found out that some of us have been deceiving ourselves in PDP for a long time. This is the first time Etsako man will be governor in the person of Adams Oshiomhole and now the same APC is giving us Deputy governor so how do you expect us to remain in PDP," he said.

“We have been managing over the years abusing Oshiomhole despite the fact that he is our son but we are in PDP, but it has come to a stage when we decided to think about what is good for our people. PDP since 1999 never gave Edo North governorship not to think of giving it to Etsako. One leader is always moving it to wherever he feels while our people suffer here.

“Just take a drive around Etsako area you, you will see the roads, schools Oshiomhole has built for us, so don’t you think our people will stone some of us if we continue to remain in PDP? I don’t want to risk my life because they will say I am an enemy of progress.

“So I will be a mad man to remain in PDP. And let me tell you, there is no more PDP in the entire three Local Governments in Etsako. It will not make sense to remain at all, because both the people and God will even punish us so that is why we decided to leave for APC. It makes more sense for us to join APC so that the developmental projects Oshiomhole that has started in Etsako land will continue.

“People are supposed to play politics for good life, development and not selfish interest. I will be considered a selfish man if I remain in PDP. Today in Etsako, I am proud that we have seen development and I want that development to continue when Shuaibu becomes Deputy Governor,” Edehor stated.

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The Edo State governorship election is scheduled to hold on September 10, 2016, with Mr. Godwin Obaseki as the APC flagbearer, while Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is the PDP candidate in the poll.

 

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