PDP Loses Staunch Member of Atiku Family to APC [Pictures]

by Ohepo Ohepo

Vandeikya, Benue State – In a significant political shift, Hon. Anngu Orngu, a prominent member of the Atiku family and a key figure in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The defection took place in Vandeikya Local Government Area of Benue State during an expanded executive committee (EXCO) meeting of the APC in the state.

Hon. Orngu, who served as the North Central Zonal Coordinator for the Atiku Support Organization (ASO) in the recently concluded presidential election, was officially welcomed into the APC fold amidst applause and celebration from party members. His defection marks a notable political realignment in the region, given his influential role within the PDP and his close association with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

During the welcoming ceremony, Hon. Orngu expressed his reasons for leaving the PDP, citing a need for a new political direction and alignment with the APC’s vision for Benue State and Nigeria as a whole. “I believe in the progressive ideals of the APC and its commitment to good governance, development, and unity. It is time for us to join hands and work towards a better future for our people,” he said.

The APC leadership in Benue State, represented by key party officials, expressed their joy at Hon. Orngu’s decision to join their ranks. They highlighted his track record of dedication and service, noting that his experience and influence would be invaluable in strengthening the party’s presence and performance in the region.

“We are delighted to welcome Hon. Anngu Orngu to the APC family. His defection is a testament to the growing appeal of our party and its policies. We look forward to working with him to achieve our shared goals for the people of Benue State and Nigeria,” said an APC official at the event.

Hon. Orngu’s defection is expected to have a ripple effect within the political landscape of North Central Nigeria, particularly in Benue State, where the PDP has historically held significant sway. Political analysts suggest that his move could influence other key figures and supporters to reconsider their affiliations ahead of upcoming elections.

The expanded EXCO meeting where Hon. Orngu was received into the APC was attended by a large number of party members and supporters, who expressed optimism about the party’s future prospects in the state. The meeting also served as a platform to strategize and plan for the next electoral cycle, with a focus on grassroots mobilization and strengthening the party’s structure at all levels.

As the political dynamics in Benue State continue to evolve, Hon. Orngu’s defection to the APC underscores the fluid nature of party politics in Nigeria, where alignments and affiliations can shift based on emerging interests and strategic calculations.

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