Leader of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, and a former National Assembly member representing Etsako federal district, Alhaji Abubakar Momoh, has disclosed that Edo will fare better if the PDP governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is elected governor of the state.
Momoh was speaking yesterday, when he led hundreds of SDP leaders and members to resign en masse from the party to join the PDP at a campaign rally held at Royal block courtyard at Auchi in Etsako West local government area of the state.
“We decided to join the PDP because it has a candidate that will help Edo state get out of where it is today which is not comfortable…that candidate is a person who I believe will help to move Edo forward “.
He said his faith in the PDP and its candidate, Ize-Iyamu under which platform he served as a two-term state lawmaker and partly as a federal lawmaker, stems from the fact that he has known the candidate since 1987.
“If he becomes the governor of Edo state, he is a man I honestly believe is the right person for the job. Why I think he is the right man is because he is a man of truth; he will not make empty promises”.
Abubakar then enjoined the new PDP members to take the good news down to their units and wards so that they can tell their friends and family that onSeptember 10, the symbol to vote for is no longer the horse of the SDP but the Umbrella of the PDP.
Accepting the new entrants into the party the state Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih assured them of equal status with existing members of the party and enjoined them to go back home with the message from Alhaji Momoh that they must all work to deliver Ize-Iyamu as governor.
In his response, the PDP governorship hopeful, Pastor Ize-Iyamu commended the former SDP leader for his support and solidarity as he assured voters at the rally that he will keep faith with all his electoral promises if elected.
Ize-Iyamu had earlier paid a courtesy visit to the traditional ruler of South Ibie at Iyakpi and held a rally in front of his palace before other campaigns at Apana and Udaba, both in Etsako west and east local government areas respectively.


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