RTEAN President, others defect to APC in Edo

Defection gale has hit the People’s Democratic Party in Edo State as many of the party faithfuls last weekend joined the ruling All Prog...

RTEAN President, others defect to APC in Edo
Defection gale has hit the People’s Democratic Party in Edo State as many of the party faithfuls last weekend joined the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
In Esan North East local government, National President of the Road Transport Employers Association (RTEAN) and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Alhaji Musa Isiwele led hundreds of his supporters to join the APC at Uromi.

Uromi is the home town of the former PDP’s BoT chairman, Chief Tony Anenih and former minister of works under PDP administration, Chief Mike Onolememen.
In Esan West local government area, PDP Ward 3 unit chairman, Mr Julius Ebhoman, led other PDP members in the ward to join the APC.
At Otuo in Owan East local government, Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Hon Pally Iriase received hundreds of PDP defectors led by a retired Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Roland Omatoje.
Hon Iriase said the defection would further replete the PDP in the locality and boost the APC chances in future elections in the state.
He said the PDP was overwhelmed by the infrastructural development being attracted to the locality and across the state.
The RTEAN President who is regarded as strong force for the PDP in Uromi urged his followers to have faith in the APC.
Alhaji Isiwele stated that the PDP as a political organisation has failed and lacked viable political future in Edo State.
He said the decision to dump the PDP was informed by the desire to contribute his quota in the new agenda of the ruling government which in his words would take Edo central to the “Promised Land”.
Isiwele added that Edo central people need to bring their astuteness into the APC and ensure that their interests are promoted and protected.
Among dignitaries present at the ceremony were the State APC Chairman, Barr. Anselm Ojezua, All the Edo Central L.G.A. Chairmen, Chief (Dr) Francis Inegbeniki, the Uzoya of Esanland, Arc.(Dr) Austin Ilenre Emuan, the APC leader of Esan north east L.G. A., Chief Okoror and host of others.
State Secretary of the APC, Lawrence Okah, said more PDP chieftains have indicated interest to join the APC.
Okah said the PDP would be nothing in the state especially in Edo Central after the defection.
Reacting, State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Chris Nehikhare said the party was not bothered about the defection.
Chris stated that the party’s leadership concern is how to restructure the party and make it attractive to Edo people.
He said, “Those defecting are doing because of economic situation and we sympathise with them. We are interested in the electorate and not in a few people.
“Their leaving will not affect our chances in future elections in the state. We will affect us is if we do not carry out our restructuring plan”.



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RTEAN President, others defect to APC in Edo
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