BY PETER DURU
MAKURDI — Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State has accused the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, of making mockery of democracy in the country.
Suswam said that the APC was being run by a cabal from their bed rooms, thereby deriding democratic tenets.
He spoke in Makurdi, the state capital, yesterday in an interview with newsmen yesterday, shortly after receiving the interim report of the General Lawrence Onoja (rtd.)- led Benue South Senatorial Zone, Peace and Reconciliation Committee on the Benue farmers/Fulani herdsmen crisis.
His words, “what you see happening in the APC is outright deceit and a mockery of democratic tenets; that is why you see the mass decamping ceremony across Benue state.
”The truth is that APC is a party that is owned by one person which accounts for why a single individual will sit in his bedroom and manufacture names that ought to have emanated from a properly conducted congress.
”Our people are now wiser, we have very many prominent sons and daughters who saw deceit and have all decided to come back to the PDP where everyone is an equal joiner and also has a say.”
”They are decamping to the PDP across the state in large numbers, because every discerning mind, including the young ones know that the PDP has kept faith with the Nigerian Project.’’
Suswam then urged Nigerians to continue to support of President Goodluck Jonathan in his efforts to ensure an egalitarian society in the country.
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