Ex-Minister, Ogiemwonyi, decamps to APC; declares for Edo governorship

All Progressives Congress

A former Minister of state for works, Chris Ogiemwonyi, on Friday formally decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressive Congress, APC, alongside his supporters.

Mr. Ogiemwonyi also used the opportunity to declare his intention to contest the Edo State gubernatorial election in 2016.

Speaking during his declaration and defection at the Urhokpota Ground, Oba Ovonramwen Square, Benin, ‎Mr. Ogiemwonyi gave credit to Governor Oshiomhole for his developmental efforts in the state.

“I want to consolidate on the monumental transformation of Gov Oshiomhole which is been witnessed in Edo State,” he said.

“Our governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has done well in terms of development of Edo state and only a party like APC with a candidate like me can continue the good works of Mr Governor,” Mr. Ogiemwonyi said.

He charged electorates to vote out PDP across Nigeria at the 2015 election stressing that “Nigeria is at a crossroad today in all aspects because PDP is undemocratic.

The declaration was witnessed by party executives including the Edo state Chairman of the APC, Anselm Ojezua; Edo APC secretary, Osaro Idah; House of Representative members, Razaq Hello-Osagie and Peter Akpatason.

‎Welcoming Mr. Ogiemwonyi to the APC, Edo state governor, Mr. Oshiomhole, said the former minister made the right decision, and called PDP a failure that has no space in Edo State.‎

“This is the party of change, and the PDP is a failed party that has no space here in Edo state. You have made the right move and you are welcome to the APC,” the governor said.

The governorship aspirant thanked his followers who decamped with him to APC promising them of better life with the APC as the decampees proceeded to the Moropokta hall, for their party registration.


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  • George

    Zero plus zero equal to zero.

    ADAMIC ADAMS is a blood sucker which will be swept away soon from EDO STATE.

  • Maria

    “This is the party of change, and the PDP is a failed party…” lolz.

  • Truthometer

    The wind of change is blowing slowly, but steadily through the land.

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  • Ibraheem Aruna

    Good decision, good timing. What exactly did you do or influenced to Edo state.? NOW you have decided to comeback home my questtion is what are you going to do for the people of Edo state apart from paying the salary of civil servants?