A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who worked during the election of President Muhammadu Buhari as Deputy Director, Buhari Support Organizations, Chief Blessing Agbomhere on Tuesday dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) to join the Peoples Democratic Party opposition.
Agbomhere, who wrote so much about Buhari in poems, odes and literatures in all the media in support of President Buhari’s aspiration and administration since 2015, said his decision to withdraw his support for Buhari was based on the need to contribute in saving Nigeria from corruption, insecurity and disunity.
The erstwhile staunch supporter of Buhari and a total of 26,318 his followers were received by the South-South PDP Caucus led by the South-South Vice Chairman of the Party, Hon. Emmanuel Ogidi, Edo State PDP Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, the Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu..
Addressing journalists in Etsako, Agbomhere expressed his sadness over 59,857 illegal migrants from Nigeria, who are mostly the people of Etsako and Edo that have been forced to cross the desert by trekking and sailing the Mediterranean Sea by inflated balloons to Europe between 2015 and 2017 as a result of the poverty inflicted by this administration on Edo people.
He said “The editorial opinion of international and domestic media, especially those who endorsed Buhari’s candidacy in 2015 have indicated that APC administration is failing and as much as I have resisted the temptation to criticize the administration as a mother won’t castigate her child in public, my loyalty to Nigeria and my obedience to Godly injunctions in the Holy Bible and the Noble Quran which have formed our national ethical responsibilities as enshrined in the Constitution, and my commitment to good governance will not permit me to maintain silence or remain in the APC”.
He further said “rather than deepening democracy and good governance, the APC administration has squandered its goodwill, and deepened corruption and abuse of public trust”.
Agbomhere, who accused President Buhari of not heeding the patriotic counsel of their leader, Prince Tony Momoh, because he is not a Northerner, said “in total disregard of this administration’s integrity, all government agencies have been turned to family businesses as the Customs, NNPC, Ministry of Finance, Works, Housing and Power, Nigerian Ports Authority and the NDDC have been gifted to vested interests.”