The Nationwide Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, has revealed certainly one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministers who will quickly be part of the nation’s opposition celebration.
Ayu who spoke on the decamping rally of the APC lawmaker representing Gboko/Tarka Federal Constituency within the Home of Representatives, Dr John Dyegh and his teeming supporters to the PDP in Gboko on Monday, revealed that the Minister of Particular Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume would quickly dump the All Progressives Congress, APC, and return to the PDP.
Naija Information understands that Senator Akume was a former member of the PDP and had served as a Governor in Benue State on the platform of the umbrella celebration between 1999 and 2007.
Receiving defectors from the ruling celebration right this moment, Senator Ayu mentioned, “your misplaced son, Senator George Akume is coming again to the PDP. I’m saying this primarily based on what I do know. I earlier prophesied that Akume would maintain the broom and he did.
“Now I’m prophesying that he’ll come again to the PDP. When he comes again, don’t reject him however be sure you rehabilitate him as a result of the place he’s now, he might not be considering straight. He is sort of a misplaced son, a prodigal son. Solely rehabilitate him and ensure he thinks correctly.”
The newly-inaugurated PDP chief admonished members of the celebration within the state to heartily obtain Dr. Dyegh and provides him all of the help to combine into the celebration describing him additionally as a prodigal son who had seen the sunshine and returned dwelling to the PDP.
Senator Ayu applauded the folks of Benue State for the help given to Governor Samuel Ortom, himself, and the PDP.
Stating that with out the help of the folks of the state it wouldn’t have been potential for him to turn into a Senator, a Senate President, and now Nationwide Chairman of PDP.
“I additionally thank Governor Ortom who supported me to turn into the Nationwide Chairman of our celebration. It reveals that when you have very efficient and purposeful management within the state and also you queue behind me, we will obtain nice issues within the state,” Ayu mentioned.
Ayu additionally recommended Senator David Mark for taking part in a vital position in his emergence as Chairman. He debunked the experiences that each of them contested the place saying if Mark had contested, he would have supported him to emerge.
In his comment on the occasion, Governor Samuel Ortom famous that the APC had failed Nigerians in all spheres saying the federal lawmaker took the fitting choice to return dwelling to the PDP, assured Dr Dyegh and his teeming supporters that they’d be totally reintegrated into the PDP household.
Stating his cause for defecting to the opposition celebration, Gyegh mentioned he determined to dump the APC for the PDP alongside his supporters “as a result of the Nationwide Chairman of PDP is my uncle and the truth that Governor Ortom is performing nicely by doing large initiatives within the state together with the quite a few initiatives in Gboko Native Authorities Space. So I had no selection however to rejoin my household.”
Whereas Senators Gabriel Suswam, Abba Moro and Oker Jev of their separate remarks famous that the PDP was massive sufficient to accommodate everybody at the same time as they harped on the necessity for all to be united to draw democracy dividends to the state.
They cautioned towards rumour-mongering to create acrimony and division within the celebration assuring that as leaders they’d proceed to work collectively and likewise help the brand new celebration management to make sure the victory of PDP in 2023.
In his tackle, the State Chairman of the PDP, Sir John Ngbede recommended the federal lDraker for reuniting along with his PDP household saying “Benue is PDP and PDP is Benue state” assuring that extra leaders of APC would proceed to dump the celebration for PDP within the days forward.
Nevertheless, efforts to succeed in Dr Aondona Mkor, the Media Adviser to the Minister of Particular Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, to get his response on the potential for his principal defecting to the PDP was unsuccessful.
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