2000 PDP Members Defects To APC In Benue South

 2000 PDP Members Defects To APC In Benue South


Over two thousand (2000) members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Otukpo local government have dumped the party for the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
The defection ceremony was held at Otukpo-Icho where the PDP members renounced their membership for APC.
Otukpo- Icho is the country home of the deputy governor Engr. Benson Abounu.
Receiving the decampees, who were drawn from three wards of Otukpo ward 1, Ewulo and Okete, Benue State Deputy Governor, Engr. Benson Abounu, commended them for their bold step in joining the APC, having seen the light and the mistake of staying in a sinking ship.
He stated that the APC abhors injustice and discrimination; something that is common place in the PDP and assured them that their dreams and aspirations are better secured in the APC, where they will have equal treatment with other members of the party.
A councillorship aspirant from Ewulo ward, Inalegwu Jasper, who led the decampees from the ward, not only renounced his membership of the PDP, he publicly tore and thereafter burnt his nomination form earlier purchased from the PDP secretariat together with other paraphernalia of his former party.
Speaker after speaker commended the deputy governor for his leadership and commitment to community development and empowerment of the rural folks. They pointed to the road network linking their area and other projects such as water which he brought to the area.
The decampees who were apologetic for working against the APC in the past and begged for pardon, likened their experience to the parable of the prodigal son, who having realised his foolery decided to come home.
They commended the government for appointing Hon. George Alli, as the Sole Administrator of Otukpo local government, and Ali for the facelift he is giving to Otukpo town.
Welcoming the decampees, the APC chairman, Otukpo local government area, Comrade Ada Eyigege, thanked them for making the wise decision of joining the ruling APC before the PDP sinks into oblivion.
On his part, the APC zonal chairman, Comrade Hassan Mohammed welcomed them and assured them of equal treatment in the party.
The event, witnessed by a large crowd of supporters had in attendance, top political heavyweights from Benue South Senatorial district among them party elders, commissioners, special advisers, members of the Benue state House of Assembly, sole administrators of the 9 local councils in Benue South, the zonal party chairman and numerous party activists.


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