- Barr. Isere defects to PDP in Benin
Edo PDP today in Oghomere, ward 7, Etsako Central local government, Edo North senatorial district, home of the factional APC chairman, Adams Oshiomhole received over 1100 APC decampees led by Hon Phillip Agbaiza former councillor and former Executive Director in Adams Oshiomhole’s government.
At the well-attended rally, Chief Orbih commended Gov Obaseki for his courage to admit that his government was failing because of the huge debt profile his government inherited. He lambasted the APC government for ballooning the State debt profile of N4billion in 2008 to over N300billion and $245million by 2018. Chief Orbih decried the State of infrastructural decay in Education as many schools were no longer fit for learning, Hospitals under-staffed and underequipped. Most worrisome is the State of the corruption-ridden stormwater project that has claimed many lives.
The heightened insecurity situation was blamed on the looting of the security votes by Governor Obaseki who collects N400million monthly while the police lack operational vehicle and even basic communications equipment. He commended the state commissioner of police, officers and men of the police force for their dedication and hard work even as they are starved of funds.
In his remark, Hon Phillip Agbaiza said he was dropping the Smelly broom for the Umbrella because he was tired of The deceit and lies that characterise the APC government governance template. He said They make promises they don’t intend to keep and shows no compassion to the citizens. He said he was joining the fight early so that he can be counted as one of those that removed the most inept, incompetent and evil government ever to be elected at both state and federal levels.
Hon Agbaiza was congratulated for his courage and forthrightness as only genuine patriots move from government parties to opposition parties.
Senator Cliff Ordia representing Edo Central senatorial district of Edo state delivered a goodwill message from The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki.
Also present was Hon Joe Edionwere, member representing Esan West/Esan Central/Igueben federal constituency.
The question now is where is the next political Tsunami hitting in Edo State?
In a separate gathering, Barr. Felix Isere decamped from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party in Benin City on Friday.
The dignitaries at the venue include Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu, Hon. Uwa Osunbor, Hon. Ogbeiwi. Hon Larry Ogieva and party leaders from Orhionmwon Local Government and Ugu ward.
It was held at the Orhionmwon APC chairman’s office at Akenzua in Benin