Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Lawani, Sam Ode, Okibe Onoja Decamp To APC Ahead Of Benue South Senatorial Rerun Election

There are indications that three prominent Idoma sons are decamping from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the Benue South Senatorial District rerun election.

The decampees include immediate past Deputy Governor, Chief Stephen Lawani, former Minister of State for Niger Delta, Dr. Sam Ode and former federal permanent Secretary who stepped down for Senator David Mark during the PDP primaries, Chief Mike Okibe Onoja.

Although, information about their decamping was still sketchy at the time of filing this report, some of their aides who pleaded anonymity confirmed the report saying they had already decamped and were waiting for a ceremony to be organized by the state chapter of the SOC where they would formally submit their PDP cards and given APC cards in return.

Also confirming the report, state Publicity Secretary of the APC, Hon. John Ikwulono said the former Deputy Governor had even sent one of his aides to their office to confirm when the formal decamping ceremony would be taking place

Efforts to get the PDP to comment on the matter failed as calls made to the MTN phone number of the Deputy Chairman, Hon Godwin Ayihe could not go through at the time of filing this report.

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