BY SIMON EBEGBULEM, BENIN CITY
FORMER Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Mr David Iyoha and the National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Senatorial leader in Edo Central, Chief Simeon Omofuma, have dumped the PDP for the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
Those who also decamped at a rally at Eguare Primary School, Ekpoma, yesterday, included Pastor Sam Odigie, Professor Ighalo, Barrister Ehigie Ehimua, son of a popular politician in Esanland known as Omosco and over three thousand members.
The former Speaker said he and the others decided to join the ACN to be part of the development train going on in the state.According to him “without any equivocation, we are being persuaded to move to ACN because of the developmental and people-oriented strides of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole”.
He continued: “there is no one here or around the state that is not aware of the transformation going on in public schools and other areas across the state. Look at this school where we are, is it not a wonder? A school like this will naturally transform the intellectual capacity of any child to excel academically.
“Your Excellency, there is no one driving or passing through Benin City that will not praise your foresight because your desire for standards is very high. These roads, like those constructed by Prof Ambrose Alli about 30 years ago, will stand the test of time.
“Your desire to better the life of people in the rural areas is seen with the massive road construction, opening up the towns and villages in Edo State. I commend your efforts. Late Prof Ambrose Alli did the same about 30 years ago, and today his life and work are still very fresh in our minds.
“your Excellency, 30 years from now, people will remember you for this monumental efforts.
Prosperity will not speak well of me and many other present here if we fail to embrace the opportunity provided by your selfless efforts for equal development of the communities in the state.”