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Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by Nobody: 8:31am On Dec 09, 2014
one of the founding members of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Barnabas Gemade has picked up the senatorial primary ticket of the All progressives Congress (APC) a few hours after decamping from the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).

SaharaReporters learns that Gemade won the party primary of the APC for the Benue North East senatorial zone early this morning. He will now contest against incumbent governor, Gabriel Suswam during next year's general elections.
SaharaReporter had revealed that the aging politicians would decamp from the PDP over disagreements with the party’s ticket in Benue.

http://saharareporters.com/2014/12/08/senator-gemade-wins-apc-senatorial-primary-few-hours-after-decamping-pdp

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by friedrice1: 8:45am On Dec 09, 2014
I thought this guy was retired from Politics at 85, probably his football age, still cross carpeting.
The APC shouldn't trust this guy

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by Nobody: 8:58am On Dec 09, 2014
friedrice1:
I thought this guy was retired from Politics at 85, probably his football age, still cross carpeting.
The APC shouldn't trust this guy

. . . . . . . . . .Engr. Gemade is 66yrs sir . . . . . . .thank you

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by miqos02(m): 9:38am On Dec 09, 2014
wow
Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by IdomaLikita: 10:10am On Dec 09, 2014
Suswam has guts! After grinding Benue State to a halt, he dares contest for senate!
PDP is gradually losing foothold in Benue State!
Sen Akume is APC, if Gemade wins in 2015(which he would), David Mark would remain the only PDP Senator in the state and his influence would be greatly reduced!

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by Nobody: 10:29am On Dec 09, 2014
I totally condemn this Barnabas Gamade candidacy. This man has been a flop in the Senate, he was pdp top boss, he was fully part of the rot. He's no way a progressive. APC should not allow aggrieved pdp to come from nowhere and hijack the party. This is madness, I totally condemn it and I wish his epic fail

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by laksyde100(m): 10:32am On Dec 09, 2014
Along the way he will change because CHANGE is constant thing in life

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by macpetrus(m): 10:34am On Dec 09, 2014
PDP waste product

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by gunuvi(m): 10:45am On Dec 09, 2014
macpetrus:
PDP waste product
Moving to the dumb site (apc)

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by Nobody: 11:16am On Dec 09, 2014
SUSWAN and T.A. ORJI are partners in crime , from same party and same DIVIDENDS of DEMOCRACY ....
...
THEY have really done well..
SO after all these , they still want to REPLICATE their CANCEROUS achievements through the senate.

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by PassingShot(m): 11:21am On Dec 09, 2014
barcanista:
I totally condemn this Barnabas Gamade candidacy. This man has been a flop in the Senate, he was pdp top boss, he was fully part of the rot. He's no way a progressive. APC should not allow aggrieved pdp to come from nowhere and hijack the party. This is madness, I totally condemn it and I wish his epic fail



Even though I know it's not the right thing for APC to continue accepting all these old cargoes from PDP, it is surely one of the ways they can capture the presidency from PDP. And once that is finally achieved, they can start normalizing things.

So, any decamping that can rescue Nigeria from the grip of PDPigssss is welcomed.

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by Blackfire(m): 11:29am On Dec 09, 2014
i told someone,underate gemade at ur own risk.

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by Nobody: 11:33am On Dec 09, 2014
PassingShot:





Even though I know it's not the right thing for APC to continue accepting all these old cargoes from PDP, it is surely one of the ways they can capture the presidency from PDP. And once that is finally achieved, they can start normalizing things.

So, any decamping that can rescue Nigeria from the grip of PDPigssss is welcomed.
who are the pdp? In kwara state for instance, Saraki and Balgore did a swap. Saraki was pdp, Balgore was AC/APC. Today, Saraki will say PDP has faile(which he was). My point is that defectors should nt be given party structure, they can be used as a catalyst to return buhari to power. Why I am hopeful of APC is because of people like Buhari, Fashola, Amosun, Ajimobi, Kwankwaso, Ogbonaya Onu and few others.

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by Nobody: 11:34am On Dec 09, 2014
PassingShot:





Even though I know it's not the right thing for APC to continue accepting all these old cargoes from PDP, it is surely one of the ways they can capture the presidency from PDP. And once that is finally achieved, they can start normalizing things.

So, any decamping that can rescue Nigeria from the grip of PDPigssss is welcomed.
who are the pdp? In kwara state for instance, Saraki and Balgore did a swap. Saraki was pdp, Balgore was AC/APC. Today, Saraki will say PDP has faile(which he was). My point is that defectors should nt be given party structure, they can be used as a catalyst to return buhari to power. Why I am hopeful of APC is because of people like Buhari, Fashola, Amosun, Ajimobi, Kwankwaso, Ogbonaya Onu and few others. I like Tinubu's political sagacity and his chunning out of performers plus his sincerity with his aides and followers though.
Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by NgeneUkwenu(f): 11:39am On Dec 09, 2014
barcanista:
I totally condemn this Barnabas Gamade candidacy. This man has been a flop in the Senate, he was pdp top boss, he was fully part of the rot. He's no way a progressive. APC should not allow aggrieved pdp to come from nowhere and hijack the party. This is madness, I totally condemn it and I wish his epic fail

If APC is serious about winning Benue State, this the kind of "evil" they need! Grassroot politician to the core! No time for Campaign!

We need to defeat jonathan in the first ballot! I don't need any rerun!

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by PassingShot(m): 11:41am On Dec 09, 2014
barcanista:
who are the pdp? In kwara state for instance, Saraki and Balgore did a swap. Saraki was pdp, Balgore was AC/APC. Today, Saraki will say PDP has faile(which he was). My point is that defectors should nt be given party structure, they can be used as a catalyst to return buhari to power. Why I am hopeful of APC is because of people like Buhari, Fashola, Amosun, Ajimobi, Kwankwaso, Ogbonaya Onu and few others. I like Tinubu's political sagacity and his chunning out of performers plus his sincerity with his aides and followers though.

Same line as my thoughts

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by NgeneUkwenu(f): 11:43am On Dec 09, 2014
barcanista:
who are the pdp? In kwara state for instance, Saraki and Balgore did a swap. Saraki was pdp, Balgore was AC/APC. Today, Saraki will say PDP has faile(which he was). My point is that defectors should nt be given party structure, they can be used as a catalyst to return buhari to power. Why I am hopeful of APC is because of people like Buhari, Fashola, Amosun, Ajimobi, Kwankwaso, Ogbonaya Onu and few others. I like Tinubu's political sagacity and his chunning out of performers plus his sincerity with his aides and followers though.

Remember before the coming of APC, Nigeria was more or less a one party State inhabiting but the good and the Bad! So if APC as a platform can separate and segregate them, the better for Nigerians! It might not look good initially because of the way politics is crudely played in Nigeria, but given time, the results will be good for us!

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by Nobody: 12:13pm On Dec 09, 2014
NgeneUkwenu:


Remember before the coming of APC, Nigeria was more or less a one party State inhabiting but the good and the Bad! So if APC as a platform can separate and segregate them, the better for Nigerians! It might not look good initially because of the way politics is crudely played in Nigeria, but given time, the results will be good for us!
let's say NgeneUkwenu is a member of APC with Governorship ambition for the past 2 years, barcanista on the other hand is a member of pdp, a Senator from same state with a governorship ambition. Because barcanista fell out with the PDP incumbent, he decamps to APC and was given the ticket in less than 3days after defection at the expense of those already there including Ngeneukwenu. How will NgeneUkwenu and her supporters feel? We need to learn from PDP and Tinubu. Situation 2:
Ribadu was very popular in Adamawa(and still is) as an APC Chief, he was at pole position to win the APC guber ticket in the botched by-election and he was the overall leading aspirant. he defected to PDP on a promise that he'll be allowed to contest, rather than give him the ticket for the by-election, the PDp proposed 2015 for him. He aligned with the promise and now he's the candidate of PDP. Do you think that party members will be aggrieved by his choice? Look at what happened in Akwa Ibom between Senator Akpan Udoedehe and Chief Umana Umana, do you think a loyal supporter of Akpan will vote Umana despite the latter flying APC flag?

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by Nobody: 12:18pm On Dec 09, 2014
NgeneUkwenu:

If APC is serious about winning Benue State, this the kind of "evil" they need! Grassroot politician to the core! No time for Campaign!
We need to defeat jonathan in the first ballot! I don't need any rerun!
this strategy has its own repercursion because by so doing, loyal members of your party becomes aggrieved, may defect to the other party as they feel betrayed or may remain in the party and work against the party's candidate in the election. When you sacrifice the interest of loyal members for defected newcomers you create an atmossphere of distrust and political uncertainty for the members and it boomerang

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by NgeneUkwenu(f): 12:21pm On Dec 09, 2014
barcanista:
let's say NgeneUkwenu is a member of APC with Governorship ambition for the past 2 years, barcanista on the other hand is a member of pdp, a Senator from same state with a governorship ambition. Because barcanista fell out with the PDP incumbent, he decamps to APC and was given the ticket in less than 3days of defection at the expense of those already there including Ngeneukwenu. How will NgeneUkwenu and her supporters feel? We need to learn from PDP and Tinubu. Situation 2:
Ribadu was very popular in Adamawa(and still is) as an APC Chief, he was at pole position to win the APC guber ticket in the botched by-election and he was the overall leading aspirant. he defected to PDP on a promise that he'll be allowed to contest, rather than give him the ticket for the by-election, the PDp proposed 2015 for him. He aligned with the promise and now he's the candidate of PDP. Do you think that party members will be aggrieved by his choice? Compare the scenaro with APC in most states (except and few others).

Noted! Has any of senatorial candidates complained of being cheated out? APC must have noted that they have weak candidates in those areas and needed to up the game at least to have a strong field agents who will stay and prevent PDP from rigging the polls, knowing very well that pdp relies on rigging to win Elections! That was what cost Buhari the last time! No field agents, no strong candidate outside North West, and the PDP had a field day! Note the key word STRATEGY!

Gemade will never allow the PDP to rig in his senatorial Zone as it will adversely affect his chances though!

Sorry am in a meeting now! Later sir!

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by NgeneUkwenu(f): 12:23pm On Dec 09, 2014
barcanista:
this strategy has its own repercursion because by so doing, loyal members of your party becomes aggrieved, may defect to the other party as they feel betrayed or may remain in the party and work against the party's candidate in the election. When you sacrifice the interest of loyal members for defected newcomers you create an atmossphere of distrust and political uncertainty for the members and it boomerang

Just do SWOT analysis there and your good! APC did it with the defected governors and now they are reaping the gains in terms of mobilization!

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by Nobody: 12:33pm On Dec 09, 2014
NgeneUkwenu:


Noted! Has any of senatorial candidates complained of being cheated out? APC must have noted that they have weak candidates in those areas and needed to up the game at least to have a strong field agents who will stay and prevent PDP from rigging the polls, knowing very well that pdp relies on rigging to win Lagos! That was what cost Buhari the last time! No field agents, no strong candidate outside North West, and the PDP had a field day! Note the key word STRATEGY!

Gemade will never allow the PDP to rig in his senatorial Zone as it will adversely affect his chances though!

Sorry am in a meeting now! Later sir!
silence of people doesn't necessarily mean agreement or endorsement. If a party isn't strng in the grassroot, it will play second fiddle to rigging regime. I always insist that Senators and Reps(Abuja Politicians) are usually overrated when it comes to grassroot mobilisation. A Governor has Council chairmen, Councillors, commissioners, SSAs, SAs and other loyal affiliates. These men at most times control the political machinery in the State. If they want to rig, they know how to do it. The only people to challenge them are individuals with very strong grassroot followings or the consensus of the people. If anyone will defeat Suswam in the Senatoral contest it won't be Germade, because he has equally failed the people, hence, he may not have the people's support. A neutral candidate with connectivity at the grassroot should be fine. Anyway, I'm only expressing my own sentiment.

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by chimerase2: 12:39pm On Dec 09, 2014
barcanista:
I totally condemn this Barnabas Gamade candidacy. This man has been a flop in the Senate, he was pdp top boss, he was fully part of the rot. He's no way a progressive. APC should not allow aggrieved pdp to come from nowhere and hijack the party. This is madness, I totally condemn it and I wish his epic fail
no broda he is now part of the progressive cheesy

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by Nobody: 12:43pm On Dec 09, 2014
. . . . . . . . . . .necessary evil . . . . . . . . . . .with Gemade (zone A - Benue) and Akume (zone B - Benue) all in APC, and with the unpopularity of Suswam coupled with the election of a mediocre Terhemen Tarzoor as PDP governorship candidate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .All APC needs to do now is give the governorship ticket to Emmanuel Jime and PDP is dead and buried in Benue . . . . . . . .very necessary evil I tell ya . . . . . . . . . it will take Aso Rock to be relocated to Benue for PDP to win that state if Jime is picked by APC to complete the puzzle . . . . . . . . . . . .necessary evil

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by Nobody: 12:51pm On Dec 09, 2014
barcanista:
silence of people doesn't necessarily mean agreement or endorsement. If a party isn't strng in the grassroot, it will play second fiddle to rigging regime. I always insist that Senators and Reps(Abuja Politicians) are usually overrated when it comes to grassroot mobilisation. A Governor has Council chairmen, Councillors, commissioners, SSAs, SAs and other loyal affiliates. These men at most times control the political machinery in the State. If they want to rig, they know how to do it. The only people to challenge them are individuals with very strong grassroot followings or the consensus of the people. If anyone will defeat Suswam in the Senatoral contest it won't be Germade, because he has equally failed the people, hence, he may not have the people's support. A neutral candidate with connectivity at the grassroot should be fine. Anyway, I'm only expressing my own sentiment.

. . . . . .by the bolded you know little about Benue politics . . . . . . . . .Gemade is not a politician really loved outside his Konshisha spere of influence . . . . . . . . . .as a matter of fact, the original APC candidate (Ayabam) has a cult like following in Benue, no one speaks ill of him, but he is a first time politician . . . . . . .however, giving the zone A people an option of Gemade or Suswam is a no brainer . . . . . . . . . . . .you will need to put a gun to their heads for Suswam to be voted.

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by Nobody: 12:51pm On Dec 09, 2014
NgeneUkwenu:


Just do SWOT analysis there and your good! APC did it with the defected governors and now they are reaping the gains in terms of mobilization!
the Governors defected almost 2years ago, they sacrificed a lot and some of them moved with party structure(Kano, Sokoto and Kwara). The question is who controls the party structure in Benue and Akwa Ibom? What are the defectors bringing to the table? Germade for instance moved alone with his friends, because Suswam controls the structure in Benue state and in their Senatoral zone. Umana Umana moved alone, as Akpabio controls the struxture in Akwa Ibom state. What we have is robbing Paul and offending his few disciples to pay Peter that came with his own few(or limited disciples). Honestly, I don't see how these act will help APC cause, it is not different from recycling failed politicians.

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by nigerianvenom(m): 12:58pm On Dec 09, 2014
APC is truely a Party for the dogs

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by Nobody: 1:03pm On Dec 09, 2014
torkaka:


. . . . . .by the bolded you know little about Benue politics . . . . . . . . .Gemade is not a politician really loved outside his Konshisha spere of influence . . . . . . . . . .as a matter of fact, the original APC candidate (Ayabam) has a cult like following in Benue, no one speaks ill of him, but he is a first time politician . . . . . . .however, giving the zone A people an option of Gemade or Suswam is a no brainer . . . . . . . . . . . .you will need to put a gun to their heads for Suswam to be voted.
Germade? Well I have interacted with some people from Benue state just to sample opinion, they see no difference between Gemade and Suswam. With PDP deep rooted in Benue State, APC needs someone with a cult-like following to defeat the Governor, they don't need someone who is equally seen as failure to defeat a failure. The election will be a battle of who rig most. The police, army, dss, ncsdc, state machinery plus lots of money will be at the Governor's disposal. He will intimidate Germade, bribe electorates and observers(if necessary) and will win landslide. People will not bother to protest because they never believed in Germade in the first instance, and trust me, most Ayabam supporters will be willing to cut deal with Suswam just to spite APC and Germade. Suswam is a Governor, he can easily negotiate at whoever initiative. Bros, this move may tell on the governorship poll if care isn't taken. APC need to learn some political moves from PDP and Tinubu. Like I earlier said, you don't lose "loyal" supporters overnight just to please an emergency decampee, not in an election period.

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by KelvinGraphics(m): 1:10pm On Dec 09, 2014
Sen Barcanista. I hail o cool

Suswam and Gemade are twins, both of them are thieveslipsrsealed cheesy

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by Nobody: 1:13pm On Dec 09, 2014
KelvinGraphics:
Sen Barcanista. I hail o cool

Suswam and Gemade are twins, both of them are thieveslipsrsealed cheesy
the honourable Big Man, I greet you o. How you de?
Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by arent88(m): 1:18pm On Dec 09, 2014
NgeneUkwenu:


If APC is serious about winning Benue State, this the kind of "evil" they need! Grassroot politician to the core! No time for Campaign!

We need to defeat jonathan in the first ballot! I don't need any rerun!
am sorry to say this,gemade is d last person that can defeat suswam.that man has no political structure and i tell u he is nt even liked by his custituency.people from his zone that i hav spoken to, tell me dat he has done nothing for them and worst of all he is a very stingy man.

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Re: Senator Gemade Wins APC Senatorial Primary Few Hours After Decamping From PDP by Firefire(m): 1:21pm On Dec 09, 2014
barcanista:
I totally condemn this Barnabas Gamade candidacy. This man has been a flop in the Senate, he was pdp top boss, he was fully part of the rot. He's no way a progressive. APC should not allow aggrieved pdp to come from nowhere and hijack the party. This is madness, I totally condemn it and I wish his epic fail

You can now see that APC is indeed a DUMP SITE! undecided

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