NEWSCASTARS.COM have gathered that not fewer than 18,000 members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have defected to the people’s Democratic Party in Benue South Senatorial district.
Among the defectors were former chairman of the APC, secretary and council member, who gave reason of the failed government of the President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC for joining the party.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, leader of the group, Oche Ogbu, said they decided to join the PDP because they no longer understand the ruling party.
Receiving the defectors on behalf of the party, Mike Iduma, former Commissioner for Health in Benue State, described their action as encouraging.
“In PDP, we don’t know new comer or old member, we are all one. You have made the best and right decision and we are happy about that.
“We are all aware that the APC government has failed. I overhead Comrade Abba Moro, our party’s senatorial candidate saying that the APC promised change but ended up bringing hunger to our land. That is the truth. We have seen situations were food get missing from people’s kitchens. It wasn’t like this under the PDP government.
“I am sure our people have learnt their lesson and won’t repeat same mistake they made in 2015.
“We must vote Atiku as our President, Samuel Ortom as our Governor, Abba Moro as our Senator, Egli Ahubi as our house of reps members and Chris Adaji as our state assembly member,” Iduma said.