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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has said that Nigeria is living on life support as a result of the massive corruption and embezzlement perpetrated by those working for the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

Ortom stated this in Vandeikya Local Government Area (LGA) of the state during the defection ceremony of some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other political parties.

According to Governor Ortom, Nigeria has borrowed a lot of money but the funds were embezzled by the people working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government.

He lamented that nothing good was working in the country, stressing that poverty was staring in the faces of many Nigerians.

“Many Nigerians cannot afford three square meals a day not to talk of quality meals, this is sad.

“If I am to rate the APC led Federal Government, I will score them at most 28 percent. The party has not performed above 28 percent so far.

“The PDP is the only political party that has the capacity of taking Nigeria to the promise land.

“I, therefore, commend the defectors for abandoning the party for the PDP,” he said.


The Senator representing Benue North East, Sen. Gabriel Suswam, encouraged politicians to work together and desist from anything that will divide them.

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“Divisive tendencies have done a lot of harm to us as a people. As such, the country is leaving us behind. We need to move on as a people by putting behind us primordial sentiments in order to forge a common front,” Suswam said.

Also speaking, Senator representing the Benue South Senatorial District, Sen. Abba Moro, assured the defectors that they would lose nothing as they joined PDP, stressing that in APC they already lost everything.

The State PDP Chairman, Mr. John Ngbede, commended the defectors saying that their decision was a wise one just as he promised them equal treatment with the old members.

Responding on behalf of the defectors, Arc. Joseph Kyaagba, said they could no longer continue to support a party that was doing virtually nothing when their people were killed on daily basis by Fulani herdsmen.

The Next Edition reports that members of the APC from two LGAs; Vandeikya and Konshisha defected into the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).