Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday that he must drop the Brexit deal he struck with the EU and agree to a leave alliance for the Dec. 12 election or face a fight over every seat in Britain.
Farage, who as UKIP leader pushed then-Prime Minister David Cameron to call the Brexit referendum and then helped lead the campaign to leave the EU, said on Friday Johnson had until Nov. 14 to agree to his demands.
If the government doesn’t agree “then the Brexit Party will be the only party standing in these elections that actually represents Brexit,” Farage told reporters in London.
“We will contest every seat in England, Scotland and Wales. Don’t doubt that we are ready.”
“I will say this to Boris Johnson: drop the deal, drop the deal because it is not Brexit, drop the deal because as weeks go by and people discover what it is you will have signed up, they will not like it.” He added.
Farage said an alliance could usher in a majority for Brexit-supporting parties.
“No one party owns the Brexit vote, that even includes the Brexit Party,” he said. “This is something that crosses all traditional loyalties and divides and it’s why the only way to get Brexit done is to form a ‘Leave’ alliance and to win this election with a big stonking majority.”
Both Johnson’s Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party will have to fight on at least three fronts against each other, while the Brexit Party seeks to poach Brexit voters and the Liberal Democrats seek to win over opponents of Brexit.
106 ADP members defect to PDP in Edo
Following the defection of Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo from the ruling APC to the PDP, 106 members of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) have also defected to PDP.
The ADP defectors are from Egor, Ovia South West, and Ovia North East Local Government Areas of Edo.
The Newsmen reports that the defections came as Edo State gets set for a governorship election, described by analysts as a two-horse race between the PDP and APC.
The governorship election is slated for Sept. 19.
Mr. Oshodin Izedomwen, the Organising Secretary of the ADP in Edo, who led the defectors, said on Tuesday in Benin that the defection was part of their belief in the capacity of the PDP.
He recalled that he was a founding member of the PDP and that he left the party because of some persons, whom he described as “strange bedfellows” who came to join the PDP.
Izedomwen said that the other defectors and himself had now returned to the PDP because the “strange bedfellows had since left the party.
“In politics, interest matters because it is always the driving force,” he stated.
and Ovia North East Local Government Areas of Edo.
The Newsmen reports that the defections came as Edo State gets set for a governorship election, described by analysts as a two-horse race between the PDP and APC
Edo 2020: ADP reacts to defection of 106 members to PDP
The Action Democratic Party(APC)says the defection of some of its members to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo will not affect the party’s chances in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Adelaja Adeoye, spoke by telephone with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday.
Newsmen reports that no fewer than 106 ADP members in Egor, Ovia South West, and Ovia North-East local government areas of Edo had defected to the PDP on Tuesday in Benin.
ADP Organising Secretary in the state, Mr. Oshodin Izedomwen, who led the defectors, said that they left for PDP because they believed the party had the capacity to govern the state.
Reacting, Adeoye said there was nothing to worry about the defection as it could not ruffle, let alone shake the solid structure of ADP in Edo.
He added that the exit of the members would not in any way stop the party from doing well or even win the governorship election.
Adeoye described the defectors as “political jobbers” who, instead of behaving like ideological party men, went to PDP for personal gains.
“There is really nothing to worry about the defection; there is no cause for alarm as our party is still firm and solidly on the ground in Edo after all.
“Our party cannot and will not collapse. The defection will not stop our candidate, Mr. Ibio Emmanuel, from doing well and even winning in the election.
“It is unfortunate how people who were supposed to uphold the great ideologies of ADP left the party to pursue personal gains in PDP.
“We wish them luck but we must point out that their exit is like a drop out of the ocean. ADP remains unshaken”, he said.
He said the party had earlier called on Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo to join its fold because it believed the governor was not well treated by APC, his former party.
“But the governor chose to join PDP and we have our candidate too.
“Now, all hands are on deck to ensure victory for the party in the election “, he said.
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