By HENRY UMORU
Aggrieved chieftains of Edo State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday, met with President Goodluck Jonathan.
Led by former South-South Vice Chairman and leader of APC in the state, Chief Ize- Iyamu, the APC leaders, drawn from the three senatorial districts, met briefly with the President at the Presidential Villa, where they were said to have consulted with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, national leader.
A source at the meeting rebuffed claims that they went to negotiate their defection to the PDP.
“It has not come to divorce yet,” one of the leaders present at the meeting told Vanguard.
The aggrieved APC leaders met with the Chairman, Board of Trustees, BoT, of the PDP, Chief Tony Anenih.
Chief Anenih was said to have entertained them, informing them that they were not new to him having worked closely with them in the past before their defection to the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN.
Also in the team that visited the President and Anenih, were the pioneer state chairman of the defunct ACN, Chief Tony Omogahe; APC leader in Edo South, Chief Amos Osunbor, the Eson of Benin; Edo North APC leader, Alhaji Usman Shagadi, among others.
Confirming the visit by the APC leaders and plans to dump the APC for PDP, Chairman, Edo State PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, who spoke with Vanguard described the move as homecoming and a welcome development, adding that in recent times, PDP has successfully carried out a smooth sensitisation programme, noting that the APC government had been disconnected from the people.