Edo 2024: Senator Urhokhide, Giwa, 8 former LGA Chairmen decamp to APC

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By Owen Eresoyen, Benin

Senator Matthew Urhokhide who represented Edo South Senatorial District on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP twice at the National Assembly on Saturday formally decamped to the All Progressives Congress, APC with thousands of his teaming supporters.

Urhohide who said he was so happy to be back to the party he co-founded said he has come to contribute his quota to the development of the party.

He promised that he will join the party to restore all the battered institutions in the state, and called on all the party faithful to go all out to solicit for votes noting that “it is time to work.”

On his part, the Edo State former governor and now the Senator representing Edo North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Adams Oshiomhole, seized the occasion to apologize to Senator Matthew Urhokhide for treating him unfairly while in the All Progressives Congress (APC) then.

Oshiomhole said, supporting Senator Ehigie Uzamere against the candidacy of Matthew Urhokhide was one of the costly mistakes he has ever made and which has made the party lose Edo South to PDP twice.

“I was misadvised. I am not going to blame those who misadvised me but I accept the responsibility that I took the decision to support now former Senator Uzamere. And he came to me and said Comrade, this decision to support someone else against me. I pray and believe that you will regret it sooner than later.

“I will go to places, we will talk and we will ask him to keep quiet, he should not be seen so that he doesn’t spoil our market because it was too late to make a change and in the end, Uzamere won”, he explained.