National chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, yesterday advised those defecting to the party to remain in their parties and rather form a formidable opposition to enrich the nation’s democracy.
He opined that the gale of defections by politicians was not good for Nigeria’s political development.
Oyegun, who spoke to journalists in Benin shortly after casting his vote, said, “many opposition party members have defected to the APC just because they lost out, that is not good for political development.”
“One would have advised that opposition members should stay where they are and form a formidable opposition party,” the party chairman said.
He described the governorship and houses of assembly elections as “the most decent, orderly and peaceful” ever conducted in Edo.
Meanwhile, Odigie-Oyegun won the election in his Oredo East Ward 2, Unit 1 Polling Unit, the first time since 1991, when he was elected governor.