The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State is gradually conceding the state to the All Progressives Congress (APC) following the announcements in the last Saturday election.
Leadership reports that former youth director for the Suswam campaign organisation, Chief John Akperashi Gum has already fixed a date, 7th April, 2015 for his defection ceremony.
Meanwhile, former minister of justice, Mike Aondoakaa (SAN) and Suswam’s deputy, Chief Steven Lawani and a member-elect of the House of Representatives for the Ukum, Katsina-Ala and Logo, Emmanuel Udende have concluded plans to defect to the APC.
On Thursday, the former youths director of Suswam, Akperashi withdrew all his campaign vehicles from the PDP campaign organisation, rebranded them with the campaign pictures of General Buhari and Chief Ortom and formally donated them to the Ortom/Abounu campaign organisation in a well organised ceremony.
This will come as more disappointment following the announcement that Gabriel Suswam lost his bid to return to the National Assembly after an eight-year stint as governor of Benue state. He lost to a former National Chairman of the PDP Barnabas Gemade, who contested under the APC.