By Tony Ehighiale, Benin City
The immediate past governor of Edo State, Prof. Oserheimen Osunbor has said that he was declared disloyal by chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) his refusing to share the state’s resources to with them.Osunbor, who has since defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) prior to the 2015 general elections, disclosed this at party’s campaign rally in Iruekpen, Esan West Local Government Area, of the state.
He described the PDP as an “evil party”, whose interest was not for the development of the state, but to share the resources among party leaders, saying such mentality was reason for the defection of prominent people of the state to the APC.
“Evil people have hijacked the PDP; the party is a sinking ship, which is why I have told my people to act like the former president, Obasanjo, by tearing their PDP membership cards. I have told them to join the party that is interested in their welfare and the overall development of the state.
“PDP has no interest in what becomes of the state and the people, but their pockets. This was why they said I was not loyal because I refused to share the money meant to develop the state while I was the governor. That was why they started fighting me.
“The PDP, whether at the local, state or federal level can’t do anything for us, it is only the APC that can make us a proud people through development,” Osunbor stated.
Addressing the rally, the APC governorship candidate, Mr Godwin Obaseki, said that Edo people, having produced great sons and daughters in various sectors of the polity, deserved the best.
He said that he was in the best position to govern and offer the people the best, beind part of Oshiomhole’s success story.
Obaseki promised to not only continue with the laudable projects of the Adams Oshiomhole government, but to take it to another level through job creation and human empowerment.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN reports that 70 members of the PDP defected to the APC at the rally.