Following the defection of the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, 106 members of the Action Democratic Party, ADP, have also defected to the PDP, .
The ADP defectors are from Egor, Ovia South-West, and Ovia North-East Local Government Areas of the State.
Oshodin Izedomwen, the Organising Secretary of the ADP in Edo State, who led the defectors, said on Tuesday, in Benin City, the State capital, that the defection was part of their belief in the capacity of the PDP in the State.
He recalled that he is a founding member of the PDP, and that he left the party because of some persons, whom he described as “strange bed fellows”, who came to join the PDP.
Izedomwen said that the other defectors and himself, have now returned to the PDP, because the “strange bed fellows” have 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.
He described the action of the new party members and their Leader, as a homecoming.
Aziegbemi assured the defectors that they would be integrated into the PDP, to contribute to the success of the party in the State.
On June 19, Governor Obaseki defected from the APC to the PDP, having been disqualified by the APC, to contest for re-election on the platform of the party.
The Governor, subsequently, clinched the Gubernatorial ticket of the PDP, on June 25, after three other Aspirants stepped down for him.