Chief Barnabas Gemade, the former National Chairman of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
His recent move to the APC from the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has also led to many of his supporters moving to the ruling APC.
The latest supporters that moved with to APC were people from Mbawar Council Ward, Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State.
Gemade explained that he back to his former party after due consideration of his political climate and Benue State.
Recall that Gemade represented Benue North-East senatorial district on the platform of APC from 2015-2019.
Gemade, however, expressed gratitude to the leadership APC, he is willing to work with them to reshape the party in Benue.
Gemade said his alliance with Akume, since the return to party politics in 1999, has always been instrumental to electoral victory in the state.
Comrade Abba Yaro, the Benue APC chairman who received Gemade on behalf of the party, said it was an important day for APC.
His words: “We were not happy when you left. Now that you are back we are happy. It’s a good day for APC because Chief Gemade is a big fish.
“Let me assure you that there is no new APC or old APC; everyone is treated the same and we all have equal rights.
“We are all brothers and sisters. Therefore, let us support one another and work together as a team.
“If the state secretariat of the party has offended you in any way, forgive us.”