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PDP woos former APC members in Edo

12 May 2014, 10:32

Benin - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo has called on leading politicians who recently dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo to join PDP.

Dan Orbih, Chairman of Edo PDP, told the politicians at a meeting with PDP leadership that they were welcome into the PDP fold.

Orbih said PDP had been monitoring political developments in Edo and commended the former APC members for standing up to "executive tyranny”.

He said the action of the APC members had further reinforced and inspired his burning desire to bring change and attain internal democracy in the PDP.

“We want to have you back as your interest is for the good of the people," he said.

Responding, the leader of the former APC members, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said that the meeting and visitation by the PDP leadership was unusual and historic.

Ize-Iyamu, who was the Vice Chairman, APC, South-South, commended the PDP chairman in Edo for keeping the party together despite the challenges it faced.

Ize-Iyamu and other leading members of APC resigned membership of the party on May 4.

Their resignation followed the expiration of a seven-day ultimatum to Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo to cancel the party’s ward and local government congresses in the state, among other things.

-       NAN

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