Governor Godwin Obaseki’s spokesperson, Crusoe Osagie, on Wednesday, noted that the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has run out of membership cards due to the mass defection from the All Progressives Congress.
Osagie in a statement he titled, ‘With the mass exodus of Obaseki’s supporters to PDP, we have no reason to harass anyone,’ noted that the ruling party in the state has run out of membership cards due to demand to join the party by thousands of supporters of the state Governor.
Osagie said, “This mass exodus of people into the PDP was widely reported in the media. So, why would a well-established party like the PDP, with tested structures and verifiable track records for electoral triumphs in Edo State, harass anyone desiring to leave the party?”
“The APC is in a dilemma and working hard at deflecting attention away from the credibility crisis it is engulfed in, with the status of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who has been jumping from campaign grounds to the court to face his N700m criminal trial.”
Recall that the Chairman of the state Media Campaign Council of the APC, John Mayaki, had accused the state governor of pressurizing elected officials to join PDP.
Mayaki said, “It is a laughable falsehood that paints the complete opposite of what truly obtains in the state. Aides appointed by Governor Godwin Obaseki and other government officials are daily resigning their positions in protest of the governor’s abandonment of governance, something he never took seriously, and a realization of the embarrassing defeat that awaits him on the 19th of September.”