Obaseki endorses party supremacy as APC receives PDP defectors

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State

Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, said he was committed to upholding the supremacy of the party and its members, stressing that his policies and programmes would be a cross-pollination of ideas between government and the party.

Obaseki spoke in Igarra, headquarters of Akoko-Edo local government council, during his appreciation visits to the 18 local councils of the state ahead of his one-year in office.

While he rewarded wards that gave double the figure of what his rival scored and the one that gave him the highest votes in his election, the governor added: “We are not going to wait for elections before we meet with you, we want you to know that politicians can say something and stand by it, we want to ensure that we have at least 80 per cent of every registered voter in every unit as a member of the APC and we will achieve this through regular meetings and that is why most of our political appointees were chosen from you.”

Earlier, state chairman of the party, Anselm Ojezua, said the party would soon begin electronic registration of members and would be issued electronic membership cards.

Chairman of the APC in the local government council, Jeff Obasanmi, while commending the governor for the appointments so far made from the council, urged the reactivation of the Ojirami Dam, built with the capacity to supply public water to the entire six local government councils making up up Edo North.

Highpoint of the rally was the defection of supporters of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC from wards 3 4, 5, 10.

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