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