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​Osahon, former Edo Rep, debunks defection reports

A former member of the House of Representatives for Ovia Federal Constituency in Edo State, Isaac Osahon, yesterday denied reports in national dallies that he was among members of the Kwakwansia and the of R-APC that defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Addressing journalists in Benin City, Osahon said his grievances with the party has not degenerated to the level of defecting from the party, insisting that “I am not a member of R-APC, I am a member of APC, I am still a member of APC. I am also not a member of the Kwakwanso group that described themselves as Kwakwansians, and I have not dumped my party. As I speak, I am still a member.

“It is true that I am aggrieved because of certain happenings in APC and I bared my mind. I told members of my party and the leadership that I am not happy about certain things and they are already looking into it. I have met with the secretary of the party and some others who belong to the leadership group and I have made my mind known to them, they have set machinery in motion to ensure that this matter is resolved.”

In a related development, Governor Godwin Obaseki has denied being responsible for the defection of Kwakwansia members in the state who said they were leaving the party because of his style of leadership.

A statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie said “The focus of Governor Obaseki is governance and getting the dividend of democracy to the ordinary Edo people. While he holds every member of the political party in high esteem, his first loyalty is to the Edo masses. They are the ones whose mandate he carries and they always come first.

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