BY SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN— AHEAD of next Tuesday’s state congress of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State, Secretary to the State Government, Professor Julius Ihonvbere, has said that Governor Adams Oshiomhole is committed to sustaining developmental projects in the state and urged party members not to be distracted by the resignation of some members from the party.
Ihonvbere, who urged party members to distance themselves from rumours of alleged plot by some party members, including himself, to defect to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said the forthcoming congress would put to an end to the prevailing tension in the party.
The SSG, who spoke when he played host to Akoko-Edo Local Government Area APC executive led by Mr. Jeffery Obasanmi at Government House, said: “Remain focused and believe in our party. The party is strong, focused and committed.
“It is now left for you, party leaders, to mobilise our people, educate them and do not let them be mislead or confused by people who are decamping to PDP, thereby eating their vomit.”
On his rumoured resignation, Ihonvbere said: “Am sure you heard the rumour that I resigned. But I am here kampe. What am I resigning for? It is all part of the politics we play in this part of the world.
“What am I going to do in PDP, a party that is yet to demonstrate that it is better than APC on any ground?
“We are working on some investors. We have been discussing with them and I am sure in the next couple of months, we may conclude some of them.
“There are some we are targeting and we had asked them to go to rural areas, so that they can create jobs for the local people.”