The mass defection of members of the All Progressives Congress on Monday was described by the Peoples Democratic Party as an end of the road signpost for the APC and its governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu ahead of the governorship election in Edo State.
The ruling party stated this in a statement released by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
PDP also commended members of other political parties for adopting and expressing support for its governorship candidate, Godwin Obaseki, as their preferred choice for the election.
Ologbondiyan in the statement released on Monday said, “Our party has been receiving daily reports of massive surge for PDP membership cards in our state, local government and ward offices, following the soaring popularity of Governor Obaseki and the PDP across the state.”
“This is in addition to the expressed support of various volunteer groups, as well as professional bodies, community associations, trade unions, youth groups and other critical players across the voting population of the state.”
“The gale of defection and mass flow of support from the people of Edo State, the APC candidate would soon look back and find himself standing alone.”
Following the development, PDP has directed all ward offices across the state to expand its registration capacity to allow more people to join the party ahead of the election.
He added: “Our party notes that the Edo people are already aware that unlike the suppressive and corrupt APC, the PDP is the only true platform where their voices, wishes, and aspirations as individuals and as a people, are completely guaranteed at all levels and all without the oppressive control of corrupt god-fathers.”
“Furthermore, our party is already aware of the worsened crisis, disagreements and trepidation in the APC over their imminent crushing defeat by the Edo people.”
“For the people of Edo State, the September 19 election is a referendum and determined march for freedom from the stranglehold of the repressive, heartless, vindictive, exploitative and corrupt APC.”