• As Former Niger Delta Minister Decamp to APC
The crisis in the Benue state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ), may be deepening as more decampees are dumping the party for the governing All Progressives Congress ( APC ) in the state.
This is even as the former governor’s close ally and former Minister of State for Niger Delta Ministry, Sam Ode has finalised plans to join the APC in the state with
a major decamp in ceremony planned to hold before the senatorial rerun elections billed to hold in Otukpo, the headquarters of the zone.
According to sources close to the former leading governorship aspirant, had in a meeting held in his Makurdi residence resolved to dumped the PDP and move to the APC to ensure his people did not loose out in the scheme of political events.
The source revealed that at the meeting which held yesterday with prominent
members of the PDP including stakeholders like Suswam’s former Special Advisers, Rev. Pinot Ogbaji, Hon. Job Tiza and a host of others, Sam Ode said he was de camping to ensure he had a veritable tool for political engagements and development.
Meanwhile watchers have predicted that this planned jumpship will spell doom for the fortunes of the PDPPDP in the Benue South Senatorial District rerun elections as Sam Ode was seen as one of the pillars of the party in the zone.
It is also worthy to add that the Benue South Senatorial District is billed to conduct senatorial elections in February where the former Senate President, David Mark will face off with political neophyte and Candidate of the APC, Comrade Dan Onjeh.
However the PDP is gradually reducing in its ranks as prominent members of the party have continued to decamp including the former State Deputy Governor, Chief Steven Lawani even as there is a rumoured rift between the former Senate President and his biggest political ally Comrade Abba Moro over succession matters.