Some top politicians in Benue State including thousands of their supporters have dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC and joined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The Politicians are include, Architect Joseph Kyaagba, Chief Joe Akaakar, the Baba Jiro of Egbaland as well as Barrister Michael Gwaza, ACP John Actsu and thousands of their supporters.
The defectors were received by the state Governor, Samuel Ortom at the Central Primary School Township, Vandeikya Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking, while receiving the defectors into the party, Governor Ortom assured the new PDP members of equal opportunities in the party, expressing optimism that PDP will take over leadership of the country after the 2023 general election.
Ortom lamented the level of hardship allegedly imposed on Nigerians by the current administration
According to him, the ruling party has actually done what others never did for the country since inception as recently claimed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In his words, Senator Dr Gabriel Suswam, lawmaker representing the Benue North East, urged the people of Jechira to do away with divisive politics.
Speaking Senator representing Benue South, Comrade Abba Moro said Nigeria has lost “virtually everything under the APC-led administration”, stressing that only the PDP has the capacity to redeem the country in 2023.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, former Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Duties, Architect Joseph Kyaagba described the APC as a party that has encouraged bloodshed, saying the road to the party leads to nowhere.
He noted that they have returned to join forces with Governor Ortom and other leaders to ensure justice, equity and fairness for all Nigerians.