With resignations and threats of defections trailing the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the senator representing Edo North Senatorial District, Domingo Obende Wednesday “strongly denied reports” that he had resigned from the APC.
A statement he personally signed and made available to journalists in Benin City said the reports of his resignation were to create a false impression among his “teeming supporters who are preparing for his re-election to represent them in the Senate.
“I want to assure my supporters that I remain a member of the APC that has taken development in our state to a very high level. I am seeking re-election into the Senate on the platform of APC and I urge all my supporters to remain firm and committed to the party that made us realize the dream of giving the right representation to the people of Edo North. We intend to continue this representation in our second term.
“The APC ably led by our governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the leader of the party has given and still giving the right direction coupled with his administration’s developmental strides across the state.
“My attention has been drawn to some media publication alleging that I have resigned or about to resign my membership of the APC. I want to say again that those reports are false as I remained a committed party man and registered member of the APC.”
The statement also urged party members who had any complaint about the recently concluded ward and local government congresses to explore established party mechanisms to resolve whatever grudges they have.
“It is only an ungrateful fellow that will dump a party that has given the right platform to improve on the quality of life of his people. I remain a member of the APC and ready to get a second term and also support the party in its quest to expand its frontiers across the country,” his statement said.