Special Adviser to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Special Duties, Abraham Kwaghngu, has said the defection of his principal to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would work magic for the party in 2019.
He stressed that the defection of Ortom to PDP is the magic wand that would unlock doors of electoral victory to the party come 2019 as it did for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015.
The aide said, “PDP in the state has gladly welcomed Ortom and people are jubilating all over the state on the coming of the governor into the PDP.
“Those opposing Ortom’s return to PDP are just aspirants who are also seeking for PDP to feature them in the 2019 election. The aspirants may have their own grievances but the people will decide who becomes the governor of Benue State.
“Moreover the party leadership is one who has the final say on who should come into the party or who should not come into the party.”
On statements credited to the APC that the governor was no longer marketable, hence the party had let go of him, Kwaghngu argued that if Ortom were not marketable, the APC wouldn’t have endorsed him during the congress of the party.
He said, “The party (APC) may be contradicting itself if it turns now to claim that the governor is not marketable, therefore, they don’t need him in their party.
“There is no where in the politics of this country that a political party will wave a sitting governor of a state and say he should not contest under its platform claiming that they don’t need him.”
He said the decision of the governor to leave the APC was based on popular demand by the people of the state, the same way he did when he dumped the PDP for APC in 2015.