- The opposition party has received a great boost as it welcomed new members from APC in Benue state
- One of the defectors was Akende Dewua, the youth leader of the ruling party in Mbachohon Council Ward
- Dewua, however, failed to mention in the letter addressed to the APC chairman of the ward why he was leaving
Hon. Akende Dewua, the youth leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue state has announced his resignation from the ruling party.
Dewua, a leader in Mbachohon Council Ward, Gwer West local government area of the state has now picthed his tent with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
It was gathered that the former APC member tendered his resignation this week in a letter addressed to the APC chairman of the ward.
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The letter read:
"Are you aware that there is crisis in the APC? Oya take your broom, I no do again."
Dewua along with 7 other aggrieved members of the APC defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
They were received by Ken Achabo, the special adviser to the governor, bureau of local government and chieftaincy affairs.
In a statement posted on his Facebook page, on Wednesday, November 3, Damian Desmond Igbasue Attah, media aide to the special adviser confirmed the development.
Achabo charged the new members to work assiduously for the party to achieve victory in the 2023 election.
Legit.ng notes that Attah listed names of the defectors in the statement as:
1. Elder Emmanuel Anhyungwa
2. Aboderi John
3. Gbor Kenneth Shiaondo
4. Abur Dennis Iorlyam
5. Akase Tersoo Percy
6. Atongu Benjamin Sonter
7. Akende Dewua
8. Tarza Alam Joseph
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David revealed his decision in a letter read by the speaker of the state House of Assembly Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi at the plenary.
According to the lawmaker, he defected to the APC in the best interest of his people and the state at large.