(PUNCH) Following the outcome of the Presidential and National Assembly election that saw Benue State throwing its weight behind the All Progressives Congress against the Peoples Democratic Party, there has been high level cross-carpeting from PDP to APC, The PUNCH has learnt.
The governorship candidate of the APC Samuel Ortom has so far received over 8,000 PDP supporters, notable among them are Maj.General Lawrence Onoja (retd), Matthias Oyigeiya, a former governorship candidate and John Tion a former House of Repsentative candidate.
Ortom in a telephone interview with our correspondent maintained that the PDP should expect more surprises as several others are expected to join him before the Saturday election
A former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation Chief Mike Aondoakaa (SAN) and Prof Tony Ijohor (SAN) who is also Governor Gabriel Suswan’s lawyer has resigned their membership of the PDP.
The duo said that they are resigning from partisan politics to pursue their law research and private businesses.
With Gemade’s victory the APC now has two Senators in him and George Akume while PDP has only David Mark. The House of Reps now stands at six for APC against five for PDP.