Edo state deputy governor, Philip Shaibu has likewise joined the PDP and gotten the party’s participation card. This comes after his chief, Governor Godwin Obaseki joined the PDP on June 19.
Addressing writers soon after getting his PDP participation card at the party secretariat in Benin City, Shaibu communicated frustration over the ”undemocratic activities and tendencies” of the suspended National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomole.
In his words
“I have a mixed feeling with this action. First, one struggled to form a party and after forming that party, those that benefitted from the party took over the party and became tyrants. It is not always easy that after one helped to form and nurture a party, one individual would say he is an Adolf Hitler in the system and becomes undemocratic. That was what happened in the APC.”
Talking further, he said
“Some of us believe in the people. We believe that people must lead at all times. Because of that, we cannot afford to abandon this state for people like that. That is why we decided to abandon them in APC and join the PDP today.”