By Ejiro Otega

 

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Chief Igedu

A former PDP councilor and notable figure in PDP  in Ethiope-East Local Government Area, Chief Hon. Monday Igedu who recently defected to the APC has vowed to stop the PDP from wining a single unit or ward in the Local Government come 2019.

Chief Hon. Monday Igedu who addressed newsmen at Kokori, Ethiope-East Local Government Area Saturday, July 29, during the formal notification/declaration of intent to run by Hon. Solomon Edoja for the Ethiope federal constituency seat of the House of Representative, disclosed that the PDP as a party is full of evil, cheats and deceit.

He said over the years, successive administrations of the party have used the people who are the field workers at the grassroots and abandoned them, and as such, he has decided to dump the PDP for the APC which he said has a clear purpose for the masses at the grassroots level.

Narrating how he joined Chief Akpobi, Late Chief Patrick Bolokor, Chief Sunday Umunede and others in ensuring the formation and success of of the party , Chief Monday Igedu said, he was part of every plans, meeting and consultation just to ensure PDP stood.

” We were five in number from Ethiope-East including Chief Ighoyota Amori, Chief James Ibori and others that ran everywhere to ensure the PDP is rooted firmly in the state”.

He blamed some group he referred to as greedy and wicked cabal who believed that all benefits accrued to those doing the grassroots mobilization should come to them, hence most of them are living beggarly life while a few swim in the ocean of wealth acquired dubiously.

Chief Igedu who was so bitter, expressed his anger and grudges as he revealed that PDP as a party has never won election but only believe in stealing peoples mandate.

“We are the people doing the magic, we are the field workers and foot soldiers of PDP and we always intimidated, oppressed the masses and stole their mandate for PDP in any election”, he confessed.

Chief Igedu further stated that he has been enduring PDP because of his younger sister, Chief Mrs. Faith Majemite, the present Local Government Chairman of Ethiope-East, but  since 1999 till date, he has never benefited anything from the party, but rather has been used in every election to oppress, intimidate and manipulate electioneering process thereby depriving the masses of their choice candidates all just to ensure the PDP carried the day , all were without reward.

Asked if the councillorship position he has once occupied was not a reward from the PDP, he retorted  saying , ‘The cabal in PDP oppressed me when I contested and gave my councillorship mandate to another person, but I have to go through the Alliance for Democracy, AD, then and I won convincingly due to my pedigree’.

He noted that he has never been sponsored by the party (PDP) nor be rewarded with anything but claimed that he knew all the shady deals of PDP and  has vowed to stop such during the 2019 election.

Chief Igedu who is said to be so popular in the Local Government, boasted that he has the political will and force to deliver the Local Government for the APC and assured that the APC will win all election in the Delta  state, come 2019.