Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has on Tuesday said nothing less than 5000 members have defected from opposition party.
According to Obaseki he said;
We stopped over at Ward 6, Ubiaja in Esan South-East LGA, the defecting members declared their support for the Peoples Democratic Party.
“I and others in my reelection campaign team, today witnessed the defection of over 5,000 members of an opposition party”.
However Leader of the defectors, Hon. John Bobby Palmer, in a statement said;
The decision was to secure my reelection as they were impressed with my government’s achievements and wanted us to consolidate on our people-oriented initiatives.
On my part, I thanked our new party members for their support and promised to continue pursuing reforms and programmes that would better the lives of Edo people.