A former member of the Edo State House of Assembly and member of the Federal Character Commission, Hon Peter Ekhator, today led several members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ovia North East, Ovia South West and Egor local Government Areas of Edo State to decamp to the Action Congress of Nigeria.
Speaking on behalf of the former members of the PDP at the event held at the Government House in Benin City, Ekhator said his decision to pitch tent with the Action Congress of Nigeria is informed by the courageous steps being taken by the Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to transform Edo State, coupled with the structures he has created which has given hope to many.
“We have come to say thank you sincerely for the structures you have created which will be difficult for anybody to change. We have come to adopt all the good names people have called you and to say we would have come a long time to join you but we are here officially today,” he noted.
Presenting the defectors from the PDP to Oshiomhole, the state chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Hon Thomas Okosun, thanked them for appreciating the good things being done by the governor and assured them of equal opportunities.
Oshiomhole told the new Action Congress of Nigeria members that their movement will reinforce the agent of change which the party represents.
He noted that their joining the Action Congress of Nigeria is a signal that there is much to do since the family is getting larger and enjoined the state chairman of the party to fashion out ways to manage it.
Oshiomhole urged members of the party not to worry about alleged plans by the opposition political party to rig the forthcoming elections, assuring that every vote will count and appealed to them to remain confident in the party
Some former leaders of the PDP who joined the Action Congress of Nigeria today include the Vice-Chairman of the party in Ovia, Mr. Fred Obaretin, former Supervisory Councillor in Egor Ward Six, Mr. Albert Iyamu from Ward Six, Egor Local Government Area, Mr. Roland Iyamu from Ovia North East, Eddy Agboatan, a former Auditor of the PDP, Chief Osaghae from Ovia South West and their numerous supporters.