Edo Guber: More Trouble For Obaseki, PDP As APC Welcome Eight Former PDP Council Chairmen

Senators representing Edo North and Edo Central Senatorial Districts, Distinguished Senator Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Monday Okpebholo, have welcomed eight members of the People’s Democratic Party and former Council chairmen into the Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The ceremony took place today in the presence of the State Chairman of the party, Emperor Jaret Tenebe, at the residence of Senator Adams Oshiomhole in Benin City, the state capital.

Comrade Oshiomhole, who received them, said, “On behalf of our state chairman, the APC family, and the governor in-waiting, Senator Monday Okpebholo and his deputy, Hon. Dennis Idahosa, I am very honoured this morning to receive my men – these are people who God used me to mobilise into ACN and now APC. Some of them have played very critical roles in governance when I was governor. Some of them were local government council chairmen.

“Like every family sometimes have misunderstandings or communication gap or even there’s share temptation and they had cause to leave but today, they’ve come to inform us they are moving back home.

“The good news is that this house is so large with so many rooms and a big living room and can accommodate everyone as it has accommodated all of us today without much planning – no logistics is involved and no hiring of canopy.

“So, for me, I am excited that these young men have chosen to return back home and we’ve all resolved to receive them as if they never left before and they will enjoy all rights and privileges that members of APC enjoy.

“For those who have the obligation to join us in the current project to ensure that through free and transparent election, this great state, the heartbeat of Nigeria returns under the governance of APC with governor Monday Okpebholo who’s a distinguished Senator that was transparently elected last year as the next governor of this state and of course Dennis Idahosa who was elected and re-elected – these are not strangers to ballot boxes; they are products of ballot. And all they need is to spread that influence across the state to re-kick start the progressive politics of APC that guided my action when I was governor and continue from where I stopped. I am excited and happy about this today”, Senator Oshiomhole said.

In his reaction, one of the returnees, Hon. Frank Ilaboya said, “thank you for this opportunity your Excellency. For me, this is homecoming because I know what you did to me and where I am today is where you put me. So, coming back home is special and I feel that too for all of us here. We are your children and we want to continue with your vision and for the people driving this project, I can assure you that we are going to work with them to make sure this project is realised in flying colours”.

The decampees are Comrade John Osi Akhigbe, former Etsako Central Local Government chairman; Hon (Engr) Dr Josie Ogedegbe, Igueben; Hon Frank Ilaboya, Owan West; Hon Andrew Osigwe, Owan East; Hon Napoleon Agbama, Uhunmwonde; Scott Ogbemudia, Ovia North East; Hon Austin Okoibhole, Esan North East and Hon Mrs. Ruth Osahor, Esan West.

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