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“We’re Losing Our Members To Labour Party In Benue” – APC Chieftain Alerts Ruling Party

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Anthony Obekpa, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Benue, says the party is losing members to Labour Party (LP) in Ogbadibo local government area of the state.

In a statement on Thursday, September 8, Obekpa said Austin Agada, Benue APC chairman, is not bothered about the situation in Ogabadibo despite efforts to meet him to find a lasting solution.

According to him, the outcome of the situation would be devastating during the 2023 polls if nothing is done to address it.

The Cable quoted him as saying

“It is no longer news that our immediate past local government secretary Hon Eloyi Ogbe has moved to the Labour Party. His decision to defect to the labour party is obviously not unconnected to recent developments in the APC leadership in Ogbadibo and zone C in general.

“Our staunch members are defecting daily. Our state chairman, Comrade Austin Agada it seems is not bothered about the candidates from Ogbadibo winning or not. “I think he is content being the chairman and having Rev. Fr. Alia as Governorship candidate. I don’t have his ears anymore. I am not on the same page with him as he has made some people believe.

“He is not communicating with me. The scouts of the Labour Party are hoovering around APC stakeholders. Their aspirants are consulting, recruiting and convincing our party faithful.

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“We must do something except if we have all decided to abandon the party. If the party wins at the centre and we don’t have representatives at the state assembly and national assembly I am sure we all know we will be back to square one.”

On his part, the publicity secretary of LP in Enugu, Comrade Ibuchukwu Ezike has said that the party is only interested in the endorsement of eligible voters for the 2023 governorship election in the state and not the endorsement of traditional rulers and religious leaders.

Leadership newspaper reports that Ezike made the comment while reacting to the alleged ongoing endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship flagbearer, Barrister Peter Mbah by traditional rulers and some religious leaders in the state.

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