By SIMON EBEGBULEM
THE crisis rocking the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Edo State, following the recent primaries of the party, worsened, yesterday, as the immediate past Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr Tunde Lakoju, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with his supporters.
Meanwhile, there are indications that thousands of ACN members in Edo South senatorial district of the state, may dump the party for the PDP in next week, as a senatorial aspirant from the area, Mr Mathew Urhohide, who ran against Senator Ehigie Uzamere, declared to newsmen, yesterday, that “the leadership of the ACN in Edo State would have murdered sleep over this despicable conduct of the primaries.”
“Our decision and actions in the next few days will show our collective resolve on this matter. The result of our action will no doubt teach the ACN or any other party for that matter, how best to conduct credible primaries in future in conformity with democratic best practices. Edo ACN is a deceit and we will teach them lessons” Urhohide said.
Dr Lakoju, who defected in a rally at Igarra, Akoko Edo Local Government Area, yesterday, described Governor Adams Oshiomhole as the “grand father of god fathers and grand father of imposition.” He said he decided to dump the ACN because “I cannot belong to a party that does not do what it preaches.”