In Edo 4,536 ‘bury PDP’ in mass defection to APC

The mass defection occurred on Thursday, August 18, 2016, in the Egor Local Government Area of the state.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State has witnessed a mass exodus from its ranks as 4,536 members have left the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The mass defection occurred on Thursday, August 18, 2016, in the Egor Local Government Area of the state.

“We are here to bury PDP today. We were deceived by some political leaders of the PDP all these years. Today, they call them new PDP but I realized that old PDP remains. I later realized that they are like the leopard which doesn’t change its skin,” leader of the defectors, Promise Igbinevbo said according to PM News.

PDP leaders are conservatives. PDP leaders cry for their parochial interest alone to the detriment of their followers. I have wiped off my tears because of the belief that I have in democracy. In democracy, it is said that the minority will have their say while the majority will have their way. Today, the majority are having their way from the PDP to APC.

“I want to let you know that I, my chairmen here, women leaders and all executives are members of PDP across Egor Local Government Area that we are here to team up with the Comrade Governor and his APC candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.

“I want to let you know that I don’t bow down for people for nothing. I don’t bow down to people because of money. I want to let you know that I bow down to people with integrity. We bow before Oshiomhole because of his handwork in Edo State,” Igbinevbo added.

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The defectors were received by Governor Adams Oshiomhole.

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