- As the 2019 election draws near, the PDP in Plateau has received no fewer than 7,000 defectors
- They were received during the commissioning of Kanam PDP office and inauguration of chairmanship campaign committee
- The state chairman assured the defectors that they will accorded the same privileges as other members of the party
A report by Daily Trust indicates that about 7,000 defectors from various political parties were on Monday, May 14, received by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kanam local government of Plateau state.
According to the report, some of the defectors were those that cross carpeted to the All Progressives Congress (APC) after the 2015 general elections.
PDP chairman in Plateau state, Damishi Sango, who received them during the commissioning of Kanam PDP office and inauguration of chairmanship campaign committee and appeal fund raising, said the defectors would be accorded the same privileges as other members of the party.
Sango, who was represented by the PDP vice chairman, Plateau central zone, Benedict Shiknughul, commended them for returning to the party and urged them to ensure they were fully registered in their various wards.
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Meanwhile, Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has reacted to a media report suggesting he is on his way out of the ruling APC.
In a statement sent to NAIJ.com on Sunday, May 6, by his spokesman, Terver Akase, the governor described the report as false and misleading. He stated that he has no intention to leave the APC for another party and has not consulted anyone on the issue.
The governor described the report as “the handiwork of detractors who want to take undue advantage of the unfortunate security situation in Benue state and play politics with the blood of the people.”
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