2019: PDP, not an alternative to APC – former Edo Youths leader
- We will again deliver APC, Buhari
By Abavo Kingsley
The major opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not an alternative to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigerians’ quest for relief in myriad challenges that confront them.
Former Youths Leader, APC, Edo State Chapter, Comrade Osakpamwam Eriyo a.k.a ‘no molest’ made the declaration on Thursday, 2 August 2018 in Benin.
He led crowd of youths to wait the arrival of former governor of the State, now national Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole from Abuja.
While addressing journalists, Osakpamwan made the declaration in response to the wave of defections that swept across the political parties, with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) being the worst hit in the past days.
“PDP is not the alternative; for the past 12 to 13 years ago before the APC came to power, it was the PDP that destroyed the country.”
According to him, all the defectors are synonymous with the PDP even though they were on APC platform going by their political history.
Urging Nigerians not to mind the defections, he stated; “they are all defecting because of their own selfish interests and not because of welfare of the masses.”
He asserts; “Come 2019, we will again deliver APC, and Buhari. We did it in 2015, we will do it again.”
He also led the youths to reaffirm support for Oshiomhole’s Leadership of the APC.
“I am assuring you that nobody will move to any party because the parties in question are not the solution.”
He stated that the APC national Chairman empowered Edo youths while he was governor hence their support for his leadership.
“The people you are seeing here today are loyalists to Adams Aliu Oshiomhole.”
Edo youths re-affirm support for Oshiomhole
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Youths, Edo State Chapter, have reaffirmed support for the national Chairman, comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s leadership.
This is coming as a warm reassurance in the face of massive defection from the party in recent days, and harsh critic of its performance in government by citizens even in the international community.
On Thursday, 2 August 2018, in Benin, the State Capital, notable youths’ leaders of the party, comrade Osakpamwan Eriyo a.k.a ‘no molest’ and Tony Adun a.k.a Kabaka respectively led a crowd to the airport to await arrival of Oshiomhole from Abuja.
The atmosphere was charged as they sang and danced to the rhythmic drumbeat in praise of Oshiomhole and his heroics.
Osakpamwan told newsmen in an interview that he led the crowd to welcome arrival of Oshiomhole from Abuja because APC has done so much for the youths just as the national Chairman empowered them while he was governor of Edo State.
“Oshiomhole is a national leader so we decided to put ourselves together to give him a befitting welcome. The people you are seeing here today are loyalists of Adams Aliu Oshiomhole.”
He reiterated that the youths are drumming support for Oshiomhole’s leadership because of the positive impacts they derived from APC.
Osakpamwan assured that he and his followers will remain in APC to weather it together with Oshiomhole.
Also, former secretary, Oredo Local Government Council, Raymond Enogieru said: “I want to assure Nigerians that APC is very strong and healthy in Edo State because Oshiomhole has done so much for us and we will rally round him.”
Tony Adun leading his group spoke in the same vein.
He said that APC youths in Edo miss the magnanimity and charisma of Oshiomhole.
He asserts that because he has done so well in the State, he can never be forgotten.
“Oshiomhole is our father; we miss him.”