No fewer than 2,100 members of the All Progressives Congress and the Labour Party on Saturday in Auchi defected to the People Democratic Party.
Edo North Senatorial Chairman of LP, Mr Onasa Momoh, who led defectors from the party, said they were joining the PDP because it was an all-inclusive party.
Momoh said that the entire structure of the LP in the senatorial district had been collapsed to enable the members join the PDP.
He explained that the LP had in the past worked in alliance with the APC.
He, however, explained that such alliance had to end as the party never kept to any agreement reached with it.
He decried the victimisation, harassment, humiliation, and the deprivation of LP members’ right during last election in the state.
“We must put an end to cartels and individuals who have perfected the culture of greed and selfishness.
“We have chosen to join a party that is focused on creating jobs within a moral economy, a party that responds to the needs of the vulnerable,” he said.
Similarly, Chief Lance Momodu, who led the APC members that decamped, said they were PDP members who went on sabbatical to APC.
Former APC chieftain said they went to APC to give opportunity to Gov. Oshiomhole to lead because of his desire to lead and promise of change “but he has failed us