A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Anthony Obekpa has raised alarm at the increasing defection of its members to Labour Party (LP) in Ogbadibo LGA of Benue state.
Obekpa in a statement on Thursday, lamented the defection of the immediate past local government secretary, Hon Eloyi Ogbe to Labour party, adding that Benue APC chairman, Austin Agada is not bothered about the situation despite efforts to find a lasting solution to the situation.
The chieftain said scouts of the Labour Party are hovering around APC stakeholders and their aspirants consulting, and recruiting, noting that if nothing is done to address it, the outcome of the situation would be devastating during the 2023 polls.
The statement reads partly; “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.
“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.”
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