Five APC Ward Chairmen Amongst Defect To PDP In Benue State

Five APC Ward Chairmen Amongst Defect To PDP In Benue State 5

Five ward chairmen of the All Progressives Congress. in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State and their supporters on Friday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party.

Those who defected are; Pever Jacob, Chairman, Bar council ward, Ibrahim Hassan, Central South Mission ward , Audu Jacob, Chairman of Modern Market ward, Tor Joseph and Orshio Clifford of Walomayo and Mbalagh council wards.

The defection ceremony which held at the LGEA Primary School, Wurukum, Makurdi, was attended by top government officials and PDP stalwarts across the state.

The Chief of Staff to the State Governor, Terwase Orbunde, who received the defectors on behalf of Governor Samuel Ortom applauded their decision to have jettisoned the APC which he described as a failed political party that could not secure the lives of people and revive the economy of the country.
The governor told the defectors that the Peoples Democratic Party was the only political party that could guarantee the security and economic survival of the country and assured them of equal rights and privileges in the party.

State PDP Chairman, John Ngbede, expressed delight that the defection of the APC ward chairmen and other top members had weakened the party in Makurdi LGA, stressing that the APC must be voted out of power at the national level to ensure a better Nigeria.

The PDP State Chairman congratulated the defectors on joining a stronger and winning party and called on them to rally around the state governor to enable him to defend the people and to undertake more people-oriented projects.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, Ibrahim Alhassan formerly of the APC Central Mission, and Solomon Kwaghtser formerly of APC Makurdi South said the decision to join the PDP was to team up with the Governor who they noted had done well in tackling the security challenges confronting the state.

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