Some distinguished politicians in Benue State alongside hundreds of their supporters have dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC and joined the Peoples Democratic Occasion, PDP forward of the 2023 normal elections.
High politicians within the state who dumped the APC on Monday embrace, Architect Joseph Kyaagba, Chief Joe Akaakar, the Baba Jiro of Egbaland in addition to Barrister Michael Gwaza, ACP John Actsu and hundreds of their supporters.
The defectors have been obtained by the state Governor, Samuel Ortom on the Central Main Faculty Township, Vandeikya Native Authorities Space of the state.
In a comment whereas receiving the defectors into the get together, Governor Ortom assured the brand new PDP members of equal alternatives within the get together, expressing optimism that PDP will take over management of the nation after the 2023 normal election.
The Governor who lamented the extent of hardship allegedly imposed on Nigerians by the present administration, stated the ruling get together has really finished what others by no means did for the nation since inception as lately claimed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Senator Dr Gabriel Suswam, lawmaker representing the Benue North East, urged the individuals of Jechira to dispose of divisive politics and group up in order to function credible aspirants for the anticipated 2023 governorship election.
Equally, Senator representing Benue South, Comrade Abba Moro stated Nigeria has misplaced “nearly all the things below the APC-led administration”, stressing that solely the PDP has the capability to redeem the nation in 2023.
Former Particular Adviser to the Governor on Particular Duties, Architect Joseph Kyaagba who spoke on behalf of the defectors described the APC as a celebration that has inspired bloodshed, saying the highway to the get together results in nowhere.
He stated they’ve returned to affix forces with Governor Ortom and different leaders to make sure justice, fairness and equity for all Nigerians.
State Chairman of the PDP, Sir John Ngbede obtained the defectors into the get together and handed them over to Governor Ortom whereas get together flags have been offered to leaders of the defectors drawn from the APC and the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.