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Makurdi North’s representative in the Benue State House of Assembly, Thomas Kwagh-Kudi, has switched from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party.

When Kwagh-Kudi and six other ardent APC supporters from the district met with Governor Samuel Ortom at the Benue Peoples House in Makurdi on Tuesday, they publicly declared their defection to the PDP.

The others are David Anum, Philip Yondo, Pahav Udekor, Saawuan Uhembe, Thaddeus Usende, and Alexander Unule.

When asked why he left the state’s opposition party, Kwagh stated that he did so in order to work with Governor Ortom, who has done so much to develop the state and defend the populace from outside forces.

The House of Assembly member stated that his former political party, the APC, lacks the ability to give the needed leadership at all levels and pledged to fight hard for the success of the PDP in the upcoming elections.

Speaking in their own right, Mr. Alexander Anule, Thaddeus Usende, and David Anum said that Governor Ortom has worked hard to protect the citizens of Benue from assaults by herdsmen and that it is only reasonable for them to back him in doing more.

In response, Governor Samuel Ortom praised Hon Kwagh-Kudi and the others for joining the PDP in order to further the interests of the people of Benue State.

The Governor gave them his word that they would receive the same advantages as other party members, just as when he switched from the APC to the PDP and was given the same chance to run for office and win.

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