A parliamentary candidate in the People’s Democratic Party, and an ex-wife local government chairman of Ikpoba Okha local government in Edo State, Hon Osamede Edorodion has cautioned the All Progressives Congress in the state to be mindful of its utterances, as they may be used against the party in the future.
Edorodion, who spoke to Saturday Newswatch in Benin, stated that it was wrong for Governor Adams Oshiomhole to say that people were defecting from the party because he refused to share money with them. The one time local government chairman advised the governor to find out why his party faithful were leaving in droves, instead of making frivolous assumptions: “My time with APC was a waste of time politically. When I hear the governor in the news saying those who left for POD did so because he did not share the state money with them, I laugh. For me, the governor did not even know me talk of to share money with him. I also hope he is not sharing the state money with anybody, because on the day of reckoning, he will account for it. If APC is wise, they would be trying to know why people are leaving the government in power”.
Edorodion, who is gunning for Ikpoba Okha state constituency in the state, and one of those to defect from APC expressed optimism that the PDP will win all the seats in Edo State in 2015, since, according to him, the political generals are now in PDP, and are the ones people listen to.
He urged the people of his constituency to engage themselves with the INEC registration exercise to avoid being disenfranchised: “I urge the good people of Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area to come out and register in this voters registration exercise. The voter’s card is their civil right to change this government of APC”.