👤 By Abdul Tukur
Another prominent member of the All Progressives Congress, APC has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
A day after 15 Senators and 36 House of Representatives members left the APC, the Governor of Benue state Samuel Ortom has finally made the decision to leave the ruling party.
The decision was made after protesters took to the Government House, Makurdi demanding that Mr Ortom, who was due to hold meetings with National leaders of the party, was to not to return to the ruling party.
Demonstrators who barricaded the Governors car and prevented him from making the trip to Abuja where a reconciliation meeting was to hold with APC leaders, seem to be annoyed by the Federal Government’s response to the herdsmen crisis in Benue.
The governor who joined the APC from the PDP in 2015 was told that if he did not leave the “Miyetti party,” he would be voted out in 2019.
“We are openly telling you this because if you fail to heed our advise and attend the meeting we will ensure that you are voted out in 2019,” one of the protesters, Terrence Kuanum said.
He said: “We the Benue youth are not prepared to stay with you in APC, we are not prepared to remain in a party where its leaders would prefer to look the other way while armed herdsmen killed our children, pregnant women.”
On Tuesday, Terkimbi Ikyange the APC speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly was impeached.
Sensing the weight of the threat made today, the Governor made the decision to resign in front of 22 Local government and the 13 local government chairmen, saying “I have formally resigned from the APC.”