A major political loss hit the All Progressives Congress in Benue State on Monday as no fewer than 2,000 members of the party defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The party members, who pitched their tents with the PDP in Vandekiya LGA of the state on Monday hinged their reason for defection on Governor Samuel Ortom’s failed leadership style.
Leading the crop of the over 2,000 defectors was former APC stalwarts, Hon. Demenongu Unom and Laha Dzever.
Unom, who spoke on behalf of the defectors, said he decided to dump the APC alongside his teeming supporters due to the glaring failed leadership style of Ortom.
He said the regime of Ortom had brought bad luck to Benue State.
Receiving the decampees, the state’s chairman of the party, Sir Hon John Ngbede, who spoke on behalf of the former governor of the state, Gabriel Torwua Suswam, welcomed the new members on board.
He said the party was currently mending their broken fences to capture power from the APC in 2019.