Politics Oshiomhole's Senior Aides Defect to PDP



Two senior aides to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state; Mr Osama Erediawa and Mr Gaskin Eke, on Thursday announced their defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Before their defection, Erediawa was the Executive Director, Office of the Governor, while Eke was the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Inter Party Relations.

Erediawa told newsmen in Benin that he chose the PDP to ensure that the party would win the presidential election in 2015 and the governorship election in 2016. He said that he was not forced or induced by any individual to join the PDP, adding that he voluntarily resigned from the APC and the Oshiomhole led government.

On his part, Eke said that he resigned because he opposed some actions of the government.

Chief Dan Orbih, the PDP Chairman in Edo and other leaders of the party, received the defectors and presented them with the party’s membership cards.
Orbih called on the people of the state to cooperate with the party to defend democracy.

Commenting on the sitting of APC legislators at the Government House on Wednesday, Orbih said it was a calculated attempt to erode the principle of separation of power.

He said the legislators had no business sitting in government house.

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