PDP defectors now in Political Purgatory – Orbih


The Edo State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) Chief Dan Orbih has said those who left the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC) are now in political purgatory.

Speaking at a rally in Owan, Orbih described the APC in Edo State as a total failure for allegedly not delivering the dividends of democracy to the people.

Orbih while urging its members not to be deterred by those who defected to the APC in the state said defectors  are not welcomed in the APC who currently is in crisis. He faulted the alleged attempt of APC leaders in the state to dissociate themselves from the failures of the APC government, urging the party should admit its failure.

According to Orbih, “I want to use this opportunity to clear some issues that I know are bothering you. Today, I can safely say that those few people who left us for APC are now in political purgatory; they are neither in hell nor in heaven. They are neither in PDP nor in APC,” he said.

Orbih appealed to party members and the electorate to make the right decision in the forthcoming governorship election by choosing a PDP candidate “because of the abysmal failure of the APC-led government in almost all sectors of the economy in the state.”

“They admitted that the APC government in Edo State has failed, but they now want to situate it on the personality of Governor Godwin Obaseki. Who brought Obaseki, Adams Oshiomhole; can we separate Obaseki from Oshiomhole? No. So it is clear that APC in Edo has failed. In their failure, they must admit and accept that their time is up,” he added.