It is not exactly unexpected but it still leaves room for shock as Governor Ortom of Benue State comfirmed what has been a long rumoured of defecting to the opposition party, the PDP.
The Governor as well as former governorship aspirant of All Progressives Congress (APC) with the two former aides to Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, led about 2,000 members of APC members to join the opposition PDP in a crowded ceremony held at Okpoga, headquarters of Okpokwu local government area of the state on Monday.
The leaders who defected include; former senior special assistant to governor Samuel Ortom on Youth mobilization, Hon Anthony Ada popularly known as ‘Tony Trigger’, former special assistant to governor on legal matters and ex caretaker chairman of Okpokwu local government under APC, Barrister Chris Idu as well as Hellen Ode, a gubernatorial aspirant under APC in 2015.
Former minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro who presented the defectors to the state party chairman, explained that the returnees had discovered that they were deceived to join the ruling party.
Mean while, reacting swiftly to the development, the state chairman of All Progressive Congress, APC, Hon. Abba Yaro described the defectors as a bunch of irrelevant people who cannot affect the success of APC in 2019.