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The opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party has lost its members to the All Progressives Congress in Edo.
Over 2500 supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Action Democratic Party (ADP), have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), at Udo and Evbonogbon, in Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo.
The defectors announced their decision to leave the PDP during the unit by unit campaign tour of the APC candidate for Ovia Federal Constituency, Mr Dennis Idahosa.
They said their reasons for leaving the PDP was based on lack of cohesion within the opposition PDP and poor performance of the incumbent lawmaker representing Ovia Federal Constituency, Barr. Omosede Igbinedion.
The defectors said Omosede did not impact on the lives of the people of the constituency.
Anthony Osarobor, a councillorship candidate of the ADP in the last Local Government elections in Edo, who defected with 1000 of his supporters said they joined the APC because of performance of Governor Godwin Obaseki.
“I am coming into the APC to join forces with the those already on ground, to win elections and develop Ovia,” he stated.
At Evbonogun village, Seun Adeola, who led his PDP supporters to defect promised to work for the emergence of Idahosa as member of House of Representatives, representing Ovia Federal Constituency.
According to him, “The Umbrella which the symbol of the PDP logo, is now in pieces and can no longer act as protective shield to us.
“We are not just coming to join the APC to help Dennis Idahosa win, we want to assist in building the party here.”