Mass resignation has hit Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Anselm Ojezua, citing loss of confidence in the national leadership of the party and alleged disobedience to the party’s Constitution.
The leaders of the party led by the immediate past State Chairman of the party, Mr. Anselm Ojezua on Wednesday, announced their intention to join the ruling Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in the State.
Recall that the National Executive Council (NEC) of APC led by President Muhammadu Buhari, recently dissolved all organs of the party and extended the tenure of Mr. Mai Bala-Buni interim Committee.
The resolution was reached at an enlarged meeting of the State Executive Council (SEC) of APC Committee members and the Chairmen of all the Local Government Area Chapters of the party and the State Leaders of the party in Edo State held on Wednesday in Benin City.
The resolution which was signed by 22 members of the Executives of the party led by Mr. Anselm Ojezua and Chairmen of the party across the 18 Local Government Areas of the State, said over 150, 000 supporters of their supporters have concluded plans to defect with them.
Part of the resolution reads: “Having reviewed the said activities, particularly the romance between the National Caretaker Committee and leaders of a parallel group called the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) who have been parading themselves as members of the All Progressives Congress in the State inspite of their suspension from the party.
“It is hereby further resolved that 3“ our members should join on other leaders and members who have earlier relocated to the Peoples’ Democratic Party (POP) with His Excellency Mr. Nogheghase Obaseki and his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Philip Shuaibu.
“Consequently, we encourage our teeming members and leaders at 3! levels of the Party numbering over one Hundred and Fifty Thousand (150,000) to also renounce their membership of the All Progressives “, the resolution said.