Following the defection of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo from the ruling APC to the PDP, 106 members of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) have also defected to PDP.
The ADP defectors are from Egor, Ovia South West and Ovia North East Local Government Areas of Edo.
The defection is seen as a support to the PDP in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo state, slated for September 19, 2020.
The defectors were lead by Mr Oshodin Izedomwen, the Organising Secretary of the ADP in Edo, on Tuesday.
According to him, the defection was part of their belief in the capacity of the PDP.
He recalled that he was a founding member of the PDP and that he left the party because of some persons, whom he described as “strange bedfellows” who came to join the PDP.
Izedomwen said that the other defectors and himself had now returned to the PDP because the “strange bedfellows had since left the party.
“In politics, interest matters because it is always the driving force,” he stated.
Receiving the defectors, the Edo State Chairman of the PDP, Dr Tony Aziegbemi, expressed delight with the defectors.
The PDP chieftain assured the defectors that the party will carry them along so as to contribute to the growth of the party in the state.
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