The wind of defection blowing across the country is about to take a swoop on the home state of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole as eight lawmakers in the Edo State House of Assembly have threatened to defect to the other political parties.
It was not clear as at press time which political parties the lawmakers are planning to defect to, but the planned defection of the eight lawmakers, according to sources, is because they were not sure of getting the APC ticket.
A source close to the lawmakers who are about to leave APC, hinged the planned defection on the ban on campaign by the Edo APC leadership, which according to him, has heighten fears of the lawmakers that it might be late for them to get nomination of other parties if they fail to secure APC tickets.
One of the defecting state legislators who preferred anonymity, blamed the looming mass defection partly on the lack of political patronage by Governor Godwin Obaseki.
The lawmaker who told selected journalists that many of their constituency projects were not funded by Governor Obaseki, added that many of his colleagues do not know what they would use to campaign to their constituents even if they get the APC ticket.