By Monday EBALU, Benin city
The Member representing Egor/Ikpoba-Okha Federal Constituency, Hon. Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma weekend, said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP cannot survive the current leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress following the unprecedented development currently carried out by its government.
He disclosed this while fielding questions from newsmen in Benin City on the reasons he pitched tent with the ruling party in the state.
The federal lawmaker said he was attracted by what the government of the state is doing by ensuring that development cuts across the three senatorial districts noting that it would be a sin on his part not to have joined him to develop the state.
“The interest of Edo State is what is paramount. That is what the governor was trying to tell Edo State people and Nigeria in general and that we must put this nation first and Edo State for me today is working and any reasonable human being, anyone that believes in the developmental stride, anyone that believes that when one is working, there is no need to try to hide, tell the story the way it is.
“In my own constituency, especially my local government, he has been able to attract industrial estate to my local government in Ikpoba Okha that is going to give employment to thousands of youth.
“Again, he has been able to build modular refinery in Ikpoba Okha. It will be a sin to God and to mankind to work against him but to support him.
“All I want to do, is to bring my added value, queue behind him and support him so that Edo State can be among the best states in this country”, he said.
Agbonayinma while thanking the state PDP chairman, chief Dan Orbih for playing a significant role in his political career, said those who plotted his removal as the chairman of the party are still the ones parading themselves as the leaders of the party.
“I thanked them for the opportunity they gave me at a time. I must appreciate them especially chief Dan Orbih. My being in the House of Representatives today, he played a very significant role. He stood by me and supported me, may God bless him.
“But unfortunately, the cabals who fought to remove him as the PDP chairman of Edo State, the same people are now parading themselves as the leaders of PDP in Edo State.
“I cannot work with people who believed that they are the alpha and omega. We must be our brother’s keepers, we should not deceive ourselves. We should play democracy by the people for the people and by the people. And not democracy by you, for you and of you, it does not work.
“So, I am out of there and I wish them the best of luck but as from today, let me tell you, Edo State under the able leadership of the governor and the APC leadership, PDP has no space to survive in this state, we are wiser”, he said.