A former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State, Barrister Edward Osado, former Councillors and former Youth Leader of the Party, Hon Peter Ekun were among those who led over four thousand others to decamp to the Action Congress of Nigeria at two separate rallies at Okpella and Akoko Edo yesterday.
Speaking to the mammoth crowd, the former PDP chairman, who acknowledged the good works which the Comrade Governor is doing in the state said the people of the state have been emancipated under his leadership.
“Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is an encyclopedia of good governance for the people of Edo State. I know him as a man that does not go back on his words. I have watched keenly and carefully while in PDP and I saw the good works, so I decided to join the Action Congress of Nigeria to be part of the development,” Barr. Osado noted.
While receiving the decampees which also included members of the traditional council, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole assured that development will be accelerated in Okpella and the PDP will be pulled down in Edo State.
And in Akoko Edo, a large number of PDP faithful across the ten wards were led by the PDP Youth Leader, Peter Ekun to join the Action Congress of Nigeria.
At the carnival-like were other PDP stalwarts, Monday Balogun, Chief Patrick Ashama and Madam Cordelia Iyobu who trooped out with their supporters to join the ACN.
Peter Ekun said they were happy to leave the PDP because they are fed up with the lies of the leaders.
According to him, they all decided to join the ACN, campaign and vote for Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to continue the good works he has started across the state.
On her part, Madam Iyobu, who is spokesperson of The Eagle Women, said the women in the local government have agreed to vote for the Action Congress of Nigeria.
“Those who are Christians, wizards and witches have all agreed that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is coming back for the second tenure,” she added.
Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who received the new members into the Action Congress of Nigeria said with the number of decampees it is clear that nobody is left under the torn umbrella.
“In the last election, we won while you all were still in the PDP, but now that you have joined us, our victory in the next election is guaranteed. We would do justice to all persons without discrimination” he noted.
According to him, when the PDP was in government for ten years, they produced individual millionaires, privatized Okpilla cement which they closed down and built fake factories existing only on paper.
“It was a story of lamentation. From the local government councils to the state government they said it was zero allocation, civil servants were not being paid. You have seen what we are doing, we have built roads, schools and health centres,” he added.
The governor disclosed that he has directed that electricity should be extended to communities without light and two new transformers to be delivered in two weeks time, while more boreholes will be drilled in Akoko Edo.