By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN â€”THE National Chairman of Action Congress (AC),Chief Bisi Akande, former governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu and other leaders of the party, will on Saturday, storm Benin City for a rally to receive decamping Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in the state.
According to the party leadership in the state, the rally will see to the end of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
State Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Retti Uzzi, said the rally, tagged â€œPolitical Earthquakeâ€, would receive the top leaders and elected officers of the PDP, which include about five local government chairmen, House of Assembly members and some leaders of the PDP from the 18 local government councils of the state.
According to Uzzi, the rally is organised in honour of top leaders and elected political office holders on the platform of the PDP in the state who were expected to use the occasion to formalize their cross over to the AC.
Uzzi, who said the rally scheduled to hold at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in the Benin metropolis, would draw people away from the PDP, to the extent that only a few persons would remain in the party after the rally.
â€œMajority of them said they are tired of the tyranny, injustice, high-handedness of the leaders of the party.
â€œThe rally is historic because it marks the final burial rites of the PDP in Edo State. The cross over of PDP members in the state to the Action Congress is unprecedented.