Breaking: I’m a PDP member but i’ll give my vote to Obaseki – Tony Alile
- PDP leader, excos to declare for APC on Wednesday (tomorrow)
By Ehi Ekhator
According to information gathered by NAIJA CENTER NEWS, Mr. Tony Alile, the founder of Unity League along with Denis Evownan Oredo PDP leader and all PDP Oredo EXCO are ready to join the All Progressives Congress, APC candidate before the election.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has experienced great loss as its members in thousands are joining the APC campaign few days to the governorship election.
Mr. Alile attributed his reasons for jumping ship to the choice of the PDP flagbearer, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu whom he said joined Lucky Igbinedion to truncate the development opportunities of Edo State.
The angry Alile said Chief Solomon Iyobosa Edebiri would have been a better choice for the party.
He urged Edo people to vote for Mr. Godwin Obaseki to punish the PDP candidate, adding that a vote for Ize-Iyamu is a vote for lucky Igbinedion which according to him, would return Edo state to “poverty and social economic backwardness”
He said ” I am a member of The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), But I am Giving my VOTE to GODWIN OBASEKI for CONTINUITY.
The Makarfi faction gubernatorial candidate of PDP Osagie Ize-Iyamu and his so called Simple Agenda booklet is without Sincerity of Purpose. Solomon Iyobosa Edebiris (A Technocrat) candidacy would have been better for PDP.
“Going back to Osagie Ize-Iyamu role as SSG to the unpopular Lucky Igbinedions corrupt government which truncated the developmental opportunities of Edo state and how they engaged in reckless spending on white elephant projects and diverted billions of Funds meant for the progress of Edo state and her people to their private use shouldn’t be forgotten too soon.
“A vote for Osagie Ize-Iyamu is a vote for lucky Igbinedion and the return of Edo state and her people to poverty and social economic backwardness. Osagie Ize-Iyamu and Lucky Igbinedion action and inaction between 1999 – 2007 relegated the Benin people politically to the extent that we almost became irrelevant politically at the Centre and also at the state level. President Olusegun Obasanjo and the media, as at then, didn’t hide their feelings as they continue to rubbish and make mockery of their failed government.
“I implore every Sons and Daughters, fathers and mothers to punish the so called pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu with their PVC at the polling centre by casting their VOTE for GODWIN NOGHEGHASE OBASEKI. Let’s frustrate desperate politicians like Osagie Ize-Iyamu who jumps from one political party to another and also move from one local government to another and vote for a competent, Tested and Trusted Technocrat GODWIN OBASEKI for Governor.
NAIJA CENTER NEWS gathered that Mr. Alile would publicly declare for APC in Edo State tomorrow, Wednesday along with his excos.
PDP had been having internal crisis since the primaries as many of the candidates lamented how the delegates were used to swear an oath to favour Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Since the emegence of Ize-Iyamu many of the party members had expressed disappointment and had in one way or the others showed it by leaving the party or vow to work against the party.
PDP had lost stewarts like Senator Ehigie Uzamere, Honorable Mathew Iduoriyekemwen who complained to NAIJA CENTER NEWS that the state party allows occultism like Ogboni to dictate who runs in the party, Chief Iyobosa Edebiri who also accused the party of using the delegates to swear an oath in favour of the PDP flag bearer.