The members of the Democratic People’s Party, PDP, loyal to the faction of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff of the party in Edo State next Friday, January 5, 2018 officially declare themselves for the All Progressive Congress (APC) at a rally scheduled at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium Benin City.
It was learned that the defectors will be led by the former PDP governor candidate in the Governorship election in 2016, Mr. Matthew Iduoriyeke-mwen.
Mr Ehiozuwa Johnson, who is one of the group’s leaders in the state, made a statement in the House of Representatives last week, citing what he described as abandonment and crisis prolonged in the PDP as reasons for its action.
The state Secretary of the APC, Mr Lawrence Okah, who disclosed this yesterday said ¨the rally is called mother of all rallies because we will be sweeping the remnants of PDP in Edo state that day. The event will attract leaders of our party across the country including the leader of the APC in Edo state and former governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
¨We want to tell Nigerians that we have no PDP in Edo state. We are going to receive the remnants of the PDP across the three senatorial districts of the state and that will be the end of the party here. We are going to use that rally to usher in a new political year which will be very crucial for the APC in the state¨ he stated.