Faustain Ovienrioba, former chairman of Obia North-East local government area, has returned to the All Progressives Congress with his supporters.
Recall that he proceeded to the PDP ahead of the 2016 governorship election.
Reports obtained by this online news platform has revealed that Ovienrioba declared his intention to return to the APC at a meeting with Edo Deputy Governor, Hon Philip Shaibu, said his support for the party was unflinching.
He said next year’s governorship elections in Edo State would be work over for Governor Godwin Obaseki in view of the pedigree of the Governor.
The former council boss stated that the issue of continuity for Obaseki was non-negotiable due to the developmental strides of the APC government in the state.
He said he and his over 3000 supporters were ready to work as a team towards ensuring success at the polls.
“We are only waiting for the nomination and election in the state and my local government in particular where we can assure of 80% success at the polls.”
Comrade Shaibu commended the decision of the PDP defectors to align with the state government at the time when there were political hiccups in the ruling APC.
Shaibu said Obaseki has done a lot to transform the economic fortunes of the sub and hailed the defectors for aligning with the vision of the ruling APC.
Shaibu assured that they would be given a rousing welcome with their teeming followers at their local government area at a later date.
According to Shaibu, “Realigning with us is key as you are already family members”, adding that victory at the polls at Ovia North-East Local Government was sure due to the grassroots politics and the caliber of the team members led by Hon. Faustine Ovienrioba.”