The Chairman of Etsako Central Local Government Council, Edo State, Comrade John Osi Akhigbe has dumped All Progressive Congress, APC to join Peoples Democratic Party, PDP with a vow to support Governor Godwin Obaseki’s re-election.
He made the declaration as he was being received into the PDP at the party’s Secretariat in Fugar, Etsako Central Local Government Area, Edo State on Saturday.
This was made known in a statement signed by Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman, Comr. Ibrahim Umaru.
Akhigbe joined PDP with his followers across the Local Government including the Commissioner for Youth and Special Duties, Hon Damian Lawani, Council Vice Chairman, Rtn. Kevin Ambrose Akhigbe, Ambassador Sado Theophilus, Councillors, Supervisors, SA’s and SSA’s to make the dream of Governor Godwin Obaseki second tenure a reality.
Etsako Central PDP Chairman, Hon. Kasim Abdulkareem during his brief receiving speech described Akhigbe as a man who always respect the party in all circumstances. He said that history was about to be repeated adding that Governor Obaseki’s re-election is sure and not negotiable.
The Council Chairman in his speech at the PDP Secretariat said that he had come with truth as he was known for.
He added that they are all in PDP with Governor Obaseki and his deputy Philip Shaibu with the mission to scale up his re-election.
“Now, I am in PDP with my followers and I am here to continue what I am known for,” he said.
He assured the party of his fearlessness and transparency as a party man. He said PDP has been a party with large population of followers adding that it is a party that is strong enough to put up a good fight and ensure that democracy is not trampled on in Edo State.
Akhigbe said his name still remains “Akpogu”; it has not changed, you need peace, you get peace. “Anyhow you need it, you will get it”, he said.