The National publicity secretary of the All progressives Congress (APC) Mallam Lanre Issa Onilu has stated that the decision by the Edo state Governor; Godwin Obaseki to defect to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) did not come to the party as a surprising development.
Lanre Onilu made the reaction while speaking with journalists in Abuja some hours the Governor joined PDP, his statement reads in part
“It has not come to us as a surprise. We knew he had defected long ago because he resigned his membership of the party which we have accepted,” Issa-Onilu said.
“So you can’t defect twice. So if he is defecting again, we don’t know whether what he has just done now is news any longer.”
It will be noted that Naijacrawl earlier reported that the governor has finally join PDP and was received at Edo Secretariat of PDP by National Vice Chairman, Southsouth of the party, Chief Emmanuel Ogidi, who was accompanied by Edo PDP chairman Dr. Tony Aziegbemi; members of the State Working Committee (SWC) and some chieftains of the party.
The reception of about ten minutes took place in Aziegbemi’s office.