Citing the loss of confidence in the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and alleged disobedience to the party constitution, the erstwhile Edo State Chairman, Mr Anselm Ojezua on led other members of the party to resign en masse.
Ojezua and the leaders of the party expressed their intention to join the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The resolution was reached at an enlarged meeting of the State Executive Council (SEC) of APC Committee members and the Chairmen of all the Local Government Area chapters of the Party and the State Leaders of the Party in Edo State held on Wednesday in Benin City.
The resolution which was signed by 22 members of the Executives of the party led by Ojezua and Chairmen of the party across the 18 Local Government Areas of the State, said over 150, 000 supporters of their supporters have concluded plans to defect to the PDP.
The resolution read in part: “Having reviewed the said activities, particularly the romance between the National Caretaker Committee and leaders of a parallel-group called the Edo People’s Movement (EPM) who have been parading themselves as members of the All Progressives Congress in the State inspite of their suspension from the party.
“It is hereby further resolved that our members should join other leaders and members who have earlier relocated to the People’s Democratic Party (POP) with His Excellency, Mr Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki and his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Philip Shahibu.
“Consequently, we encourage our teeming members and leaders at all levels of the party numbering over one Hundred and Fifty Thousand (150,000) to also renounce their membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).”