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PDP Mocks Ex National Chairman For Defecting To APC by HappyNigerian: 1:38pm On Aug 02
The Benue State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) of Senator Barnabas Gemade, Terngu Shawon and others.

Gemade, a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, announced his defection from the Social Democratic Party, SDP, to the APC on Saturday.




The PDP said it views the decision with amusement, describing it as irrelevant.

In a statement by Bemgba Iortyom, the state’s Publicity Secretary of PDP, the party said ordinarily it should not concern itself with an exercise which it described as a mere charade by well known perennial political nomads.

It, however, said its attention was drawn to a statement by Senator Gemade where he was quoted as saying that his move to APC has sent jitters down the spines of PDP and other political parties in the state.

Responding to the former lawmaker’s comments, the PDP said “underscoring the irrelevance of this charade of a decamping is the loud question; As a former national Chairman of a ruling party, former Minister and former Senator, why was the Benue State Leader of the APC, Senator George Akume, conspicuously absent at the decamping ceremony yesterday?

“Was Senator Gemades’s diminishing political value not highlighted by his abysmally poor performance in his Senatorial re-election bid in 2019 on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), where he lost even in his native Mbawar and placed third in the race behind a political greenhorn like Mimi Orubibi, after he had junketed from APC to PDP and then to SDP all in the space of a few months?

“Senator Gemade needs to be reminded that his party SDP has not won even a single councilorship seat in all elections since he joined the party in 2019. It lost in all the polls he actively participated in last year.

“He ought to also remember that PDP won the governorship election, 3 senatorial seats out of 3, 7 House of Representatives seats of 11 and 23 Benue State House of Assembly seats out of 30.

“The party also has 23 elected council chairmen out of 23 and 276 elected councilors.

“So why would PDP be jittery? Was Gemade a member of PDP when it emerged victorious in all of those elections?

“It is unfortunate that while politicians of Senator Gemade’s generation, like Senator David Mark, are retiring and leaving room on the leadership stage for their proteges, the septuagenerian is still embarking on political quests suitable for his children’s generation.

“Moreover, by his known antecedent, the erstwhile Benue North-East Senator’s insatiable appetite for political power makes him more of a disruptive influence wherever he goes.

“His current voyage into the APC is most likely ill-fated, as feelers indicate his motive is to wrestle the leadership of the party in Benue from Senator Akume whom he believes lost relevance following the party’s defeat to PDP in 2019.

“Terngu Shawon’s case is even worse, as the man, in his capacity as Director-General of the gubernatorial campaign organisation of the sitting governor, failed to deliver a single polling unit in his council ward, even ran away and could not vote at his polling unit in the 2019 election. Such a man need not be taken seriously by anyone.

“PDP, as a solidly grounded political party, will not be distracted by this mere gallivanting of nomadic politicians whose antics are well known to the electorate and won’t be taken seriously, as the party focuses on guiding and supporting the Ortom administration towards delivering on its mandate to the people of Benue State.”


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Re: PDP Mocks Ex National Chairman For Defecting To APC by babdap: 1:41pm On Aug 02
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Re: PDP Mocks Ex National Chairman For Defecting To APC by ifytrik(m): 1:42pm On Aug 02
Apc is more like real madrid/liverpool while PDP is more like arsenal, if you want to win the championsleague join REALMADRID(APC) but if you want to continue fighting for fa cup and qualifing for europaleague without wining it then join ARSENAL(PDP)gringringringringrin

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Re: PDP Mocks Ex National Chairman For Defecting To APC by donstan18(f): 1:43pm On Aug 02
APC is the national winning and ruling political party at the moment in Nigeria.

It'll be wise for any politician to work with them, but will be stupidd for any politician to betray his people for imaginary political ambition like Tinubu.

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Re: PDP Mocks Ex National Chairman For Defecting To APC by Stylekay: 1:44pm On Aug 02
Happy Sunday
Re: PDP Mocks Ex National Chairman For Defecting To APC by macdammy(m): 1:45pm On Aug 02
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Re: PDP Mocks Ex National Chairman For Defecting To APC by helinues: 1:54pm On Aug 02
Yeye people...

With how Pdp castigated Obaseki, they embraced his defection to their part after collecting Edo tax from Obaseki..
Re: PDP Mocks Ex National Chairman For Defecting To APC by Karemarealty288: 1:55pm On Aug 02
Simply put....Gamade is Vintage politically.

Re: PDP Mocks Ex National Chairman For Defecting To APC by Simplyleo: 1:56pm On Aug 02
Well, we the followers of our late god, lamidi cownu, are very happy with this mockery of apc by our darling Pdpeeg. And indeed, we wish and pray apc could go into extinction.

Having said that, it is our right that Buhari apc useless jihadist party zone its presidential ticket to South East. Note, this is our entitlement and unnegotiable. Meanwhile, our loyalty and servitude to our darling Pdpeeg remain solid. undecided

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Re: PDP Mocks Ex National Chairman For Defecting To APC by onward4life(m): 2:09pm On Aug 02
What does tiv have to offer to Nigeria apart from clits

Where a local government chairman after serving is tenure useD gra gra to win councilor

Just because he can't bear the reality

Of not getting ALAT @ d end of any month!!!
Re: PDP Mocks Ex National Chairman For Defecting To APC by Drchristian(f): 2:42pm On Aug 02
PDP cannot win 2023 presidential...those in d party are just dreaming
Re: PDP Mocks Ex National Chairman For Defecting To APC by hajimosho(m): 3:07pm On Aug 02

Well crafted. Though he joined the winning team. 2023 goal on his mind. wink
Re: PDP Mocks Ex National Chairman For Defecting To APC by Heffalump(m): 4:58pm On Aug 02
HappyNigerian:

“It is unfortunate that while politicians of Senator Gemade’s generation, like Senator David Mark, are retiring and leaving room on the leadership stage for their proteges, the septuagenerian is still embarking on political quests suitable for his children’s generation......


This statement got me cracking like... grin grin grin grin
Gemade is truly an expired politician. His time is up walahi

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