It was a day of lamentations for the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Okoribi ward 7 in Uvwie Local Government Area as Comr. Benjamin Valetine Ogbon, a notable force decamped to the other political divide, the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The defection came just a week to the the Delta State Local Governments Polls, slated for March 6th, 2021.
The chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Uvwie LGA, chairman, Comr. Johnson Okoh alongside the ward leader, Chief Benson Oniyegha, ward chairman, Chief Raphael Basio, and the ward executives with open arms received the defectors into their political folk with all cheers.
Meanwhile, Comr. Benjamin noted in his remarks that he had actively served the People’s Democratic Party for 19 years but without any recognition in return by the party.
“I’ve been an active member of the PDP, a force that always delivered my unit and the ward at large for them but my efforts are not known. Selfishness, greed and self-centeredness are the commanding forces when good things come”.
Valentine also added that, “As a straightforward person, I detest divisionism and disunity. It’s on this premise, I defect to the most organised party, APC to synergise with the structure to move the ideologies of the party to the progressive level”.
Furthermore, Ogbon appreciated the leadership of the party at both the LGA and ward levels for cheerfully welcoming him and his loyalists to the party. He promised to collaborate efforts with the already existing synergies of the party to always achieve the anticipated results.
The defection ceremony was conclusively marked with the advice from the APC’s leadership. Comr. Benjamin Valetine Ogbon and his fellow defectors were charged to be the same good ambassadors as they were on the other side, to always stand with the party in all good ideas and strategies to endear the party’s ideologies.