The factional Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State Anselm Ojezua has dumped the party for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Bibian Anekwe News reports that Ojezua alongside some of his supporters took the decision to join the PDP at an ‘enlarged meeting’ of the State Executive Committee (SEC) of APC, which was attended by members of the State Working Committee (SWC), party chairmen in the 18 local government areas and Edo leaders of the party.
The resolutions, signed by 22 members of the SWC, reads: “Having reviewed the activities, particularly the romance between the National Caretaker Committee and leaders of a parallel group – the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM), it is hereby resolved that our members should join other leaders and members who earlier relocated to the PDP with Governor Godwin Obaseki and Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu.
“We encourage our members and leaders at all levels, numbering over 150,000, to also renounce their membership of the APC.”
Speaking at the meeting, Ojezua stated that he was leaving the party because of a loss of confidence in APC national leadership.
According to the APC chairman, the party leadership has also engaged in disobedience to the party’s constitution.
Recall that Governor Godwin Obaseki had also dumped the APC and moved to the PDP where he contested and won his re-election.