Edo - Leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) are in Edo State on a solidarity visit to Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
Among the leaders of the opposition include National chairman, national secretary and National publicity, Minority Leader Honorable Femi Gbajabiamila, Abubakar Kari, Oilisaemeka Akamukali, Governor Rotimi Amaechi and Senator Bukola Saraki, among others.
Speaking at Government House, the National Chairman of the party John Odigie-Oyegun said the party would no longer bear the impunity meted by the Goodluck Jonathan’s People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP’) administration.
“The APC will no longer tolerate Jonathan lawlessness and impunity that is now clearly threatening our democracy,” he said.
Odigie-Oyegun said the abuse of state power to oppress citizens, deprive Nigerians of their lives, livelihood and freedoms must be confronted, resisted and defeated.
The visit by the APC delegation comes on the heels of defections hitting Jonathan’s ruling party in the state.
It was reported on Monday that a leader of the party in the state, Johnbull Asemota, and 20 executive members of the party in Uhumwonde Local Government Area of the state had formally declared for the APC in a mass rally in Benin City at the weekend.
Asemota was quoted as saying he decided to join the APC to lend support to the Oshiomhole in his quest to quickly develop the state.
It was also reported the Chairman of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers (NUPENG) in the state, Osahon Osamuyi, and members of the union numbering over 3 000 had also defected.
– CAJ News
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