Benin City - Thousands of Social Democratic Party (SDP) members in Edo State have renounced their membership of the party and have joined the All Progressives Congress (APC), reports Punch.
Among the defectors are the state leader of the party, Usman Shagadi, 192 ward chairmen of the party in the state, and all the executive members of the party in the 192 wards.
Shagadi while decamping to the APC at a rally in Auchi, at the weekend, said they have resolved to work for the victory of the APC candidate, Godwin Obaseki in the governorship election.
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He commended Governor Adams Oshiomhole for his giant strides in the state and described their defection as the proper thing at this time, The News reports
Receiving the defectors, Governor Oshiomhole thanked them for their wise choice.
The governor described the defection as a welcome development.
- News 24