DIRECTOR General of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum (PDPGF), Earl Osaro Onaiwu, has resigned from his position to pick the nomination form of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), to contest the forthcoming Edo State governorship election.
He was at the APGA national secretariat in Abuja, on Tuesday, barely 24 hours after his resignation, to collect the form.
Onaiwu was received at the party office by its National Chairman, Dr Victor Ike Oye; National Secretary, Labaran Maku and other members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).
Speaking at the ceremony, Onaiwu, who was a governorship aspirant under the PDP, said he chose APGA because it was the only political party in the race without any baggage.
He promised to industrialise the state by drawing from the experience of Anambra State, the only state governed by the party at the moment.
According to him, APGA was leading Anambra into prosperity, something he would replicate in Edo if elected.
He said he was entering into the governorship race without any scandal, assuring that APGA would win the September 10 election.
Speaking earlier, the National Chairman of the party observed that Edo State was in bondage, noting that APGA was out to liberate it.
He said APGA would take Edo by storm with the entering into the governorship race by Onaiwu.
Oye asserted that APGA was the only political party with clear cut ideology as he observed that “the PDP is haemorrhaging and APC is asphyxiating.”
He added: “Both APC and PDP got candidates that are not acceptable to the people. We don’t do that.”
Oye added: “What we have in Edo State is dwarfed sectional development in the last eight years. APGA wants to change that.”
The party boss described Onaiwu as “a man of intellect, who has proved his mettle and has successfully steered the affairs of governors’ forum.”