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Breaking: Leader of APC in Edo Central Dumps Party, Drums Support for Ighodalo

 

In a surprising turn of events, the political landscape in Edo State has experienced a significant shakeup. The prominent leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo Central Senatorial District, Chief Francis Inegbeneki, the  Uzoya of Esan land, has announced his decision to leave the party and throw his weight behind the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Barr. Asue Ighodalo.

This defection marks a crucial moment in the ongoing political realignments within Edo State. The APC, which has been grappling with internal conflicts and power struggles, now faces a fresh challenge with the departure of one of its key regional leaders. The leader’s exit signals a potential shift in the balance of power and voter allegiance in the region, which could have far-reaching implications for the party’s future electoral prospects.

The decision to support Ighodalo is particularly noteworthy. Ighodalo, known for his grassroots engagement and progressive policies, has been steadily gaining popularity. His vision for a more inclusive and development-focused governance has resonated with many, especially in Edo Central. The endorsement from the former APC leader would bolster Ighodalo’s credibility and influence, attracting more supporters to his camp.

In a letter signed by Chief Inegbeneki, dated 8th June 2024 and seen by Truth Live News, the former APC leader expressed his disillusionment with the party’s current direction and leadership. He cited “some recent developments in the party in my LGA and state conflict with my core principles and values” as the reason behind making the decision to exit the party.

This development has triggered a wave of reactions from various political stakeholders. Many assume that the decision cannot be disassociated from the Edo APC’s gubernatorial candidate’s shameful actions and inactions over the past months.

As Edo State gears up for the next electoral cycle, the realignment of political forces will undoubtedly play a crucial role in shaping the outcomes. The defection of the APC leader in Edo Central and his endorsement of Ighodalo underscores the dynamic and unpredictable nature of Nigerian politics.

In the coming months, the political atmosphere in Edo State is expected to be charged with heightened activities and strategic maneuverings.

 

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