Over 2,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole, who received the defectors, led by Eronmosele Aisabor, listed some of his administration’s accomplishment in the area to include the upgrade of College of Education, Igueben, to a campus of the University of Education, Ekiadolor.
“I have come to assure you in the next two years and half of my stewardship, there is more good news for the people of Igueben. The future of our state would be replaced from the politics of wuru wuru to the politics of educating our people. That is why we are building schools. We need teachers who are properly trained to teach our children.
“Don’t listen to them when they tell you to defect to a torn umbrella that has failed to produce any meaningful development in years. Did the umbrella build schools, roads and water? So ask before you act.
“I call on you to listen so that we can rescue Nigeria. I won’t listen to anybody who wants me to do the politics of the individual rather than politics of development. I would not listen to these people because Nigeria is failing as leaders are putting themselves before their people.
“Today, we have not fixed all the problems in Edo State but I stand to be corrected that when I came here for campaign in 2007, to go from Igueben to Ewohimi was impossible.
“Every road in Igueben was bad. It was already failing. Today, how is that road? Who did it? What is good the eyes see and what is bad the eyes also see”.
Leader of the defectors, Aisabor, said he decided to pitch his tent with the APC because of the development strides of the Oshiomhole administration in the state.