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Edo APC Mocks PDP Over Deputy Governor’s Imminent ‘Defection’

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Edo APC Mocks PDP over membership register

The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC Wednesday mocked the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP over the 111,455 persons it claimed in its membership register saying that Edo people including the deputy governor, Philip Shaibu were turning away from Governor Godwin Obaseki.

The APC in a statement issued by its Assistant Publicity Secretary affirmed that the current PDP government would go down in history as a failure given the disappointment it has left in the populace.

 GreenWhiteGreen GWG reports that Governor Obaseki was elected in 2016 on the platform of the APC but defected to the PDP in June 2020 following the party’s rejection of his second term bid.

Mocking the PDP over its registration figure, the APC said that it found “it laughable that the PDP which became disorganized following the siege on its leadership and membership by the self-seeking Governor Godwin Obaseki is laying claim to a new members list of 111,455 persons in Edo state.

“This figure is not up to 1% of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) list of 1.72 million eligible voters in the state. No doubt it was merely cooked up in the macabre PDP style to disguise a failed exercise.

“Whatever happened to the claims by Mr Anselm Ojezua that he was leading over 150,000 of his supporters to the PDP in September 2020? Perhaps these stranded albeit ghost supporters must have lost faith in the capacity of the PDP to accommodate them?

“By laying claim to only 111,455 voters compared to the INEC approved voters, either as old or new members in the state, the PDP has come to its wit’s end, having realized that Edo people and even their members do not have confidence in Governor Obaseki-led e-registration committee of the fizzling party.

“For a party that abandoned its membership drive because Nigerians in the state did not show any interest in the exercise following the manifest failure of the Governor who claims to have spent five years laying the foundation for the development of the state, this figure is fictitious and ridiculous.

“It shows the PDP in the state is becoming defunct, with the impending defection of the state deputy governor and is now impotent and can no longer engage in legitimate political activities given the collapse of its structures across the state.

“The PDP government in Edo state has already gone down in the political history of the state, as one that is synonymous with failure, deceit, falsehood, lies, lawlessness, contract scams, sympathy for killer herdsmen and kidnappers, mortgaging of our commonwealth with spurious MOUs and other vices, which makes it impossible for any well-meaning Edo person to seek to identify with it.

“Given the Obaseki-led State government’s impunity and arrogance, nobody wants to join the PDP which has become a derelict pirate ship, stranded and doomed in rough waters and only waiting for its final descent into the political abyss.

“While the PDP in Edo awaits its final descent, the APC, however, urges Edo people to remain calm and continue to keep hope alive because the misrule of the PDP in the state will soon come to an end.

“Meanwhile, Edo people expect Governor Obaseki to open up on how he plans to repay the over $250million debt he has incurred on behalf of the state, since he took office, according to the Debt Management Office, Abuja.”

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