Sunday, 3 July 2016

Popular Benue Social Media Personality Berger Alfred Dumps PDP

Read press statement obtained by our correspondent below.

My name has become a household one recently, especially on the lips of those in the social media circle. It is no longer news that some of my friends and I from the other side of the political divide, honoured the invitation of His Excellency, Governor Samuel Ortom at the Benue people’s House for an interface.

While I wouldn’t want to bore you with the minutes of our meeting, I wish to state unequivocally that I left with a different perception about the person of the Governor and the state of things in general, as far as Benue state is concerned.
I have always maintained in my write ups that mine was an agitation for a Ihyarev agenda given their prominence in the MINDA geopolitical divide of the state: it has never been about PDP or APC.

The 2015 governorship election lucidly manifested the will of the Benue populace, whose outcome we now witness in the leadership of Governor Samuel Ortom, our brother from the MINDA axis. I supported Prince Tarzoor, my Ihyarev brother for obvious reasons. Accusing me of being clannish is as good as ridiculing or making a caricature of the wisdom of our great leaders and ancestors, who initiated the Tiv philosophy of “ Ya na angbian” as depicted in the zoning formula of political and traditional offices.

My experience of meeting with the Governor is not different from that of St. Paul, on his way to Damascus; indeed, I was at the zenith point of my carrier in my agitation for the Ihyarev people. But at this point, it is pertinent that I make truce and channel the same energy if not more, towards supporting Governor Samuel Ortom to materialise the good intentions he has for the people of Benue State.
If my leaders like Senator JKN Waku, Justice Utsaha, Barrister Emmanuel Jime and many more who means well for MINDA will make peace with Chief Ortom in the best interest of their people, who am I not to do otherwise?
If I fail to support Governor Samuel Ortom to succeed, and he fails eventually; I will share in the shame. And who knows when MINDA will have this opportunity again, and if at all MINDA have the opportunity to produce the governor of the State, then I will be 79 years, that’s why I made this bold step today.

Again, I want to thank all my friends in the PDP and also use this medium to assure you that all that we discussed and shared will not be exposed.

Finally, It is on this note that I want to officially denounce my title of the “MO” to adopt “MRP” ( Member of the Ruling Party).

Thank you all.
By Berger Alfred MRP

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