Abuja - Peter Akhugie, the Ogbona councilor who crossed the floor from the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC), explained his move.
The ruling party suffered another defection blow when the councilor representing the ward in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State quit the party in favour of APC.
He decamped with his supporters reported to number 200.
Akhugie said he decided to dump the PDP for the APC due to, “My conscience because I want the best for my people and not deceit. PDP leaders are using us to make money for themselves rather than for the people but we have said no; enough is enough. We want to join (Edo Governor Adam) Oshiomhole to make our state and council better for our people.”
Oshiomhole welcomed Akhugie to the party.
“I have come not only to welcome Peter into our fold, this Local Government is now 10/10 exactly the same way it is 18/18 in Edo State after my election and that to recognise that our strength is not in empty rhetoric, making promises that we will not keep. I have come to assure the people of Ogbona that we have done one borehole before, we will do another one. The weapon we have against the PDP is our developmental efforts and they have no answer to it. Each time they plan at night but in the day time God will destroy their plots,” read a statement his Press Secretary, Petr Okhiria, released.
The defection is the latest in a series to hit the ruling party.
Most of the defectors have joined the APC ahead of the general election scheduled for 2015.
– CAJ News