- The senator representing Benue north east senatorial has decamped to the Social Democratic Party (SDP)
- Barnabas Gemade had recently decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)
- He said he left the party because Benue state governor Samuel Ortorm betrayed him
Senator Barnabas Gemade, former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairman, has defected from the PDP to the Social Democratic Party (SDP) weeks after joining them.
He was one of the 14 All Progressives Congress (APC) senators who recently decamped from the ruling party.
Gemade, who spoke on his reason from decamping again, said Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom betrayed him over Benue north east senatorial ticket, Channels TV reports.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that Gemade indicated that he would seek reelection in the coming 2019 general elections.
Gemade made this known in Makurdi, the Benue state capital, while speaking to journalists. He said his record of achievements and score card in the Senate in the last seven years placed him on a good stead to clinch the ticket of his party in the primaries and defeat his opponent in the coming election.
He dismissed insinuations that the ticket had been zoned to the Kwande axis of his constituency, stressing that the assertion was wrong and unattainable.
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“It has always been the turn of Kwande since I started contesting election to the Senate. I started contesting election to the senate from 2007 which I lost. At the time I contested with a candidate from Kwande. I contested in 2011 which I won and I contested in 2015 and I won," he said.
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