National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) John Oyegun, said this while received two former leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oredo LGA of Edo State on Wednesday.
Some of the defected members of the party included Mr. Ebima Ogbeide, Tony Anileh, Madam Goldenpenny, Pius Izemwingie, Ikponmwonsa Usiobafoh, Mrs. Vero Aguebor, Wilfred Enabulele, secretary ward 5, and Mr. Ebima Ogbeide.
"Massive development has already started in the state, and we welcome people who have the interest of the state and are progressive minded to join to continue with this development.
"Looking at the calibre of leaders defecting, I laugh when I see PDP boast of winning. Honestly, they are dead and buried in Edo."