The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ward 11, Etsako West local government area of Edo state, Chief Sunday Edehor, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said he has been in PDP since its formative stage in 1998 but he has been deceiving himself by remaining in the party, the Nation reports.
Edehor said this while speaking on Monday, August 1.
“The truth is that I found out that some of us have been deceiving ourselves in PDP for a long time. This is the first time Etsako man will be governor in the person of Adams Oshiomhole and now the same APC is giving us deputy governor so how do you expect us to remain in PDP.
“We have been managing over the years abusing Oshiomhole despite the fact that he is our son but we are in PDP, but it has come to a stage when we decided to think about what is good for our people.
“PDP since 1999 never gave Edo North governorship not to think of giving it to Etsako. One leader is always moving it to wherever he feels while our people suffer here.
“Just take a drive around Etsako area you, you will see the roads, schools Oshiomhole has built for us, so don’t you think our people will stone some of us if we continue to remain in PDP? I don’t want to risk my life because they will say I am an enemy of progress.”