The Crisis rocking the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is showing no signs of abating as its chances of winning back Edo State from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been dealt a strong blow with the defection of Mallam Balarabe Saidu, Campaign Director of the Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation.
Mallam Balarabe Saidu, led hundreds of supporters of the party to decamp to the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the flag-off of the party governorship campaign at Auchi.
He said that they decided to defect to APC after spending 10 years in PDP without any meaningful development in the senatorial zone.
The PDP chieftain said their children and generations unborn will not forgive them if they failed to work with Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who worked assiduously to improve infrastructure like roads, schools and healthcare.
“My brothers and sisters from Edo North, I hereby stand before you people with over two thousand persons from the dying PDP to join our Comrade Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, so that more development can come our way. Today, Edo North is like small London. With our son, Hon. Philip Shaibu, joining Godwin Obaseki, heaven is our limit.”
Also speaking at the event, the All Progressives Congress candidate for the September 10 governorship election, Godwin Obaseki, promised to revamp the abandoned Agbede and Warrake Farms, saying they are part of his employment agenda.
On his part, Governor Adams Oshiomhole said he will continue to work to the end of his administration, saying that N3 billion has been released for the renovation of primary schools across the 192 wards in the state.
According to him, “With this, not less than six schools from each ward will benefit from the renovation”.