Ahead of the September 20 governorship election in Edo state, the speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly Rt Hon. Frank Okiye has announced his resignation from the All progressive congress to the peoples Democratic Party. This was made known in a meeting that was organized with the APC Executives and Leaders in Esan North East Local Government, oyogist.com reports.
The speaker made it known that his reasons for defecting is to support the re-election bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Phillip Shuaibu and also to make the Esan agenda a reality.
It will be recalled that the governor of the state, his deputy and a former Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Adjoto recently decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party. Governor Obaseki’s intentions is to seek a second term re-election bid.
The speaker has now promised to do his best in making sure that he support Governor Obaseki and his deputy in the next Edo state election.