By Simon Ebegbulem
OVER 7,000Â members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Etsako Central Local Government Council of Edo State, including the state auditor general of the party, Chief Moses Naboya, and his brother, a former commissioner for commerce and industry in the state, Francis Naboya, yesterday, dumped the party for the Action Congress (AC).
Etsako Central is the domain of the chairman of the PDP in the state, Chief Dan Orbih, and the principal secretary to the vice-president and former deputy governor of the state, Chief Mike Oghiadohme.
Naboya, who addressed the mammoth crowd at the occasion, said that after serving as chairman of the PDP in the council for ten years and now auditor general of the party, he decided to leave with his supporters due to alleged dictatorial tendencies of Chief Tony Anenih.
Oshiomhole, accompanied with AC leaders to receive the decampees, recalled how he informed Orbih of his interest in the governorship position after he left the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the PDP chairman told him to go and seek the blessing ofÂ Anenih.
â€œAnd it was in this Etsako Central that Chief Anenih told the people of Edo North that it is not yet their time to be governor, as if he is God. But, today, according to one columnists, he (Anenih) has been reduced to political vegetable.