Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Benue State chapter has officially handed over the party’s structure to the state governor, Samuel Ortom.
The party leadership took this decision at an ongoing expanded caucus meeting held in Makurdi on Monday.
The meeting had in attendance the state governor, Ortom, immediate paste Senate President, David Mark, former governor of the state, Gabriel Suswam, Barnabas Gemade and a host of others.
Making the announcement during the meeting, John Ngbede, State PDP chairman, said Ortom is now the leader of the party in Benue State.
He said, “There is no more Ortom PDP, there is no more David Mark PDP, there is no more Gemade PDP, there is no more Suswam PDP, there is no more Iyorchia Ayu PDP… PDP is now one under the leadership of the executive Governor of Benue State, Dr. Samuel Ortom.
Also confirming the development, Special Adviser to the Governor of Media and ICT, Tahav Argezua said, “PDP leaders handover the party structure to Governor Ortom and make him official leader as they mandate him to restructure to accommodate all interests. Meeting currently ongoing at Banquet Hall of Benue Peoples House.”