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2023: Former PDP National Chairman, Gemade defects to APC

A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Paty, PDP, Senator Barnabas Gemade, has again returned to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Gemade had defected from the APC to the Social Democratic Party, SDP, shortly before the last general election but lost to the PDP candidate and former governor of the state, Senator Gabriel Suswam.

Germade has now returned back to the APC on Saturday during a ceremony in his village, Gemade Village, Mbajov, Mbawar Council Ward of Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State.

The politician also defected to the APC alongside Mr Terngu Shawon who served as the gubernatorial campaign Director-General of the PDP in the 2019 election.

Speaking on his return to APC, Senator Gemade said that his return to the APC had sent panic into the camps of Governor Samuel Ortom, Suswan, and other PDP members.

He added that he returned to APC after due consultations with the leadership of the party at the national, state, local and ward levels.

Reacting to Gemade’s return, state chairman of the party, Comrade Abba Yaro expressed joy that Senator Gemade had returned to the party.

Comrade Yaro described Senator Gemade as an asset to the party and cautioned members of the party against any form of decriminalizing against returnees to the APC.

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Olugbenga Ige

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

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