No fewer than 3000 members of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP and a Monarch in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo state yesterday endorsed the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Godwin Obaseki in the September 10 election.
The members who defected to the APC at a campaign rally in the local government area said they were tired of the PDP promise and fail leadership that never provided juicy infrastructural development but have failed woefully in delivery the dividends of democracy to the people.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, ward leader Hon Monday Osaigbovo, Gabriel Osayande, Mr Tikpekpe and Mr Ewemade who is cousin to the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion noted that Oshiomhole has proved himself a leader capable of taking the state to the next level and disgracing the PDP.
Hon Osaaigbovo said it is painful that the PDP administration was about sharing the money and not developing the state adding that they have choose to support Obaseki to continue the development across the state.
At the Ogue ‘dion of the Okada Community, the Odionwere Pa Napoleon Emuze who eulogised Governor Oshiomhole for developing the state prayed for Mr Godwin Obaseki and his running mate, Hon Philip Shaibu saying “It is well with you, the good things of life shall be yours. As you seek to be governor of this our state, you shall get it. We have always supported those that brings progress to our state and we shall not fail to support you to bring more development to this state”.
He then tasks the duo adding that, “Please the works that you have said you will do don’t fail in your promise”.
Earlier, Governor Adams Oshiomhole who presented the candidates said Obaseki will finish the work that is already started by his administration and promise that more investors are coming to local government area where youths can be engaged into productive and meaningful jobs.