The People Democratic Party, (PDP) has lost about 2000 of its members to the All Progressive Congress APC, in Edo State.
The new APC members, who were led by Jamiu Deinde, attributed their decision to leave the PDP to their lawmaker’s, Hon Omosede Igbinedion, failure to have a good relationship with them, adding that they have not felt his impact since resuming office.
The defection happened in Okada Ward, Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state.
He said, “We have suffered untold neglect, even as the promises to attract federal presence to the area, have not be met.
“Biggest of our pain lies in our inability to reach our lawmaker every time we try to, especially against the backdrop of her unfulfilled campaign promises.
“With all these and many others, we took the decision to align with the APC and support its candidate for the Ovia Federal Constituency, Dennis Idahosa, whom we have always known for his philanthropic work in the area as well as the state in general.”
The courage of the former PDP members to leave their former party for the APC was applauded by the leader of APC in Ovia, Dennis Idahosa, while receiving the defectors.
“It’s not just to join the party but remain committed to its course. You have come to join us to enjoy the dividends of democracy and that is what you will get.
“You are not going to be treated as a newcomer or an outside, our party is not like the one (PDP) where monkey dey work bamboo they chop.
“Just as you have come to join us, we will also be committed to your course, and together, we will sail and produce sometimes great,” Idahosa said.