Names of PDP chieftains that decamp to APC today in Edo State
By Ehi Ekhator
The founder of PDP Unique league has disclosed to NAIJA CENTER NEWS while he decided to pitch tent with the camp of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Edo State.
Speaking with our correspondent on Wednesday, Hon. Tony Alile said he decided to join Godwin Obaseki because he is his cousin and he believes he has a lot to offer Edo people.
He disclosed that he waited for few days to election as he was consulting with families and political friends.
He said “I am joining the APC today. I am joining the APC because that is the platform on which my first cousin is contesting the gubernatorial election. I am leaving to actually go and work with him.
“I don’t have anything with Pastor Ize-Iyamu. I am not doing it because i am angry with anyone or people have done anything wrong. I am doing it because Godwin Obaseki is a great man and he is a man that can deliver the things that the state is in need off, so i want to be part of the people that made this possible.
Answering questions why he waited till few days to the election, he said “well, this is not a thing i had conceived immediately. It is something that had run through my mind for months. I was doing consultation and as soon as i am through with it, and i foudn out it is necessary, i just took the decision.
“PDP is a strong party and an organized party. PDP will always exist no one can change that. But on this election, i believe Godwin Obaseki will perform better.”
The big names that are leaving with so many others.
1. Dr Egbima Ogbeide;former Chairman Research, Advisory and Contact Committee ISE 2016. He was also a member of the present PDP state exco.
2. Dennis Evbomwan; Oredo number one Leader PDP
3. Hon Tony Alile; founder PDP unity league.
4. Madam Golden Penny:- founding member PDP and former Oredo Women leader.
5. Peter Ogbeide a.k.a koko another founding member.