Ex-Edo council boss, PDP youth leaders defect to APC

A FORMER Chairman of Etsako East local government area of Edo state and the youth leader of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the council, Mr Enoch Omokhagbon yesterday defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Also in Owan East local government area, a PDP youth leader, Mr Bright Imolobe who also dumped the PDP for the party said he decided to quit the opposition party due to the infrastructural strides of incumbent Senator Francis Alimikhena of the APC.

The defectors switched camps at the Ward to Ward campaign rally of the APC in Okpella, Estako East local government and Afuze in Owan East local government.

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Eshieshi insisted that the PDP is finished in the local government area, adding that he joined the ruling party to attract development to Okpella and other communities.

According to him, it was wrong for him to work against the interest of the national chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, a fellow Etsako man who hails from Estako West local government area of the state.

He said: “Oshiomhole has been nice to our people. We feel we should repay him by helping to deliver victory for President Buhari and all APC candidates in Edo North. It is a tall dream for the PDP to win in Edo North.”

For, Imolobe, Alimikhena has no doubt empowered the youth and women of Edo North irrespective of party affiliations.

The youth leader argued that if the lawmaker could execute these massive projects in his first tenure, the people cannot be left behind from benefiting in his second tenure.

He said: “We must tell ourselves the bitter truth. PDP cannot win any ward in Edo North. Senator Alimikhenawho gave out educational scholarship of various categories to students in universities and Polytechnics at the rallies promised to do more if re-elected.”

He added: “We will concentrate on building our physical infrastructure and human capacity development to move Edo North forward. We will create more jobs by every means possible and make a visible difference to ordinary Edo North people.”

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