July 20, 2024

Breaking: Edo PDP, Asue Suffer Setback as Igbinedion Allegedly Dumps Party for APC

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Omosede Igbinedion sandwich by Senator Okpeholo and other APC members

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The crack within the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has widened with the alleged decampment of Ms Omosede Igbinedion to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The scion of Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, Esama of Benin Kingdom has earlier stepped down during the PDP governorship primary at Dr Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.

Midwest Herald gathered that Governor Godwin Obaseki and his faction had struck a deal to seize the running mate ticket for the former federal legislator, but as usual, the promise fell apart.

A photograph showing Omosede Igbinedion with Senator Monday Okpeholo along with other APC members, had spread quickly and widely on the social media.

However, Omosede Igbinedion has issued a statement to put the photo in perspective. Below is her statement:

“I have been inundated with an influx of calls and messages since yesterday, regarding a picture in circulation.

“For the records, let me set things straight. The picture includes Senator Monday Okpebholo and others. Senator Monday Okpeboholo, is the Senator representing Edo Central, as well as the APC Gubernatorial flag bearer.

“He came to my home in Abuja to visit for the first time, alongside other gentlemen, where a picture was taken.

“How this now transcends to joining APC, I really do not understand. Am I happy with the current state of my Party in Edo State ? The answer is NO and alot of people share the same sentiment.

“The unity of PDP should be paramount and trying to appease members that feel aggrieved for very cogent reasons.

“None of the people that the APC members that joined our Party in 2020 came to meet, emerged as Governorship candidate or running mate. How does that encourage the old PDP to work for this ticket?

“I am not talking about myself. The cracks in PDP are obvious to the blind. You could see how rather reluctantly the APC candidate was made to mend fences and accommodate his opponent, by making him a running mate. In the case of PDP this is far from the case.

“The flagrant disregard for the old PDP members is bizarre. This seems like a case of “mutiny” and does not sit well. They did it before; Governor, Deputy Governor, SSG and Chief of Staff all APC turned PDP overnight.

“Now they want to do it again, they need to fix the House and show regard to the Landlords.” Igbinedion emphasized that presently, she remains a member of PDP.

“As of today, I am a member of PDP and support Dr. Asue Ighodalo,” her statement concluded.

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