The Benue State bankruptcy of the Peoples Democratic Birthday party, PDP, on Friday debunked experiences that the state Governor, Samuel Ortom along some its chieftains would quickly defect to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Spokesman of PDP within the state, Bemgba Iortyom described the document as a “impolite surprise,” which is premised on falsehood.
Iortyom issued the rebutal based on an editorial by means of New Telegraph, the place Ortom and a few political stronghold within the state had been mentioned to be on their option to the APC from PDP.
In a remark he forwarded to DAILY POST, Iortyom wired that one of the vital political bigwigs named weren’t individuals of the PDP, therefore the thing will have to be discarded by means of Nigerians.
In line with Iortyom: “The Peoples Democratic Birthday party (PDP) in Benue State in Benue State learn with impolite surprise a document in New Telegraph Newspaper of the day gone by, Thursday, August 27, 2020, on web page nine through which its correspondent, Cephas Iorhemen, crafted a document about individuals of the birthday celebration within the State not too long ago decamping to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“The document captioned; “2023: Ominous indicators as defection hits Benue PDP” claims sensationally that the likes of Leader Barnabas A Gemade Leader Mike Okibe Onoja, Hon. Herman Hembe Hembe Hon. Emmanuel Memga Udende and others are the defectors from our nice birthday celebration to the APC.
“Identical document went additional to say that Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, is imminently on his approach out of the PDP to enroll in APC, even twisting the governor’s rebuttal of this hearsay to fit the most obvious objective of the document.
“However “a long way is the reality from what he reported” (apologies Gov. Samuel Ortom), as none of the ones discussed was once a member of PDP on the time in their becoming a member of APC, and this the birthday celebration not too long ago made abundantly transparent via a number of mediums publicly.
“Leader Gemade ran for re-election to the Senate in 2019 at the platform of the Social Democratic Birthday party (SDP), dropping to PDP’s Gabriel Suswam, and striking 3rd within the race. It was once from SDP that he joined APC in his newest lap of ordinary political migration.
“Herman Hembe is a serving member of the Space of Representatives, a seat he gained within the 2019 elections at the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), and it from there that he cross-carpeted to APC.
“Former Space of Representatives member, Emmanuel Udende, whom New Telegraph wrongly addressed as “Every other Space of Representatives member..” isn’t a special case as he ran for the re-election to that seat in 2019 at the platform of APGA however misplaced woefully, and it was once from that birthday celebration he decamped to APC.
“With regards to Leader Mike Onoja who ran for the Benue-South Senate seat at the platform of SDP in 2019, the person in an reputable remark he in my view signed and circulated to the social media denied decamping to APC. He emphatically said that he stays in SDP and that, despite the fact that he was once mindful a few of Aides had joined APC, he wasn’t a part of their decamping and that the statements they made for the duration of doing so had been theirs and now not on his behalf.
“It’s, subsequently, now not for need of data that Cephas Iorhemen of New Telegraph selected to post the document in factor status reality on its head. Moreso taking into account that the New Telegraph correspondent is an indigene of Benue and as smartly resident and dealing right here, he ordinarily will have to be abreast of the such elementary information as he totally overlooked in his document.
“It’s preposterous and the peak of illogic to say that Governor Ortom is on his approach out of PDP into APC, and this a lot the governor himself has expressed marvel at, querying why he would wish to depart PDP the place he has discovered balance and luck again to APC the place all he skilled was once instability and drawing close failure.
“To Cephas Iorhemen everybody of the decampees is a chum of Governor Samuel Ortom and their becoming a member of the APC robotically interprets to the governor and his birthday celebration, PDP, struggling abandonment.
“But when such good judgment of the ones decampees being Governor Ortom’s pals will have to be stretched additional, it will then imply each and every political chief in any political birthday celebration is as smartly the governor’s buddy, as such their motion from one platform to some other can’t be interpreted as weakening him or his birthday celebration, the PDP.
“It’s transparent to look, even to Cephas Iorhemen of New Telegraph, that none of the ones decampees he indexed in his fictitious document was once a member of PDP on the time in their becoming a member of APC, but we’re mindful that for pecuniary or different unwholesime concerns, some newshounds wouldn’t flip down the chance to do a hatchet process.
“Additionally, when a journalist harbours partisan political bias as Cephas Iorhemen is understood to have exhibited for the duration of his paintings within the state up to now, it doesn’t come as a marvel when the sort of one turns his pen right into a gun to rob society of its proper to factual reportage of occasions.
“Any jourlanist who may declare, because the New Telegraph correspondent did, that Leader Gemade decamped with 25,000 supporters at a village rally isn’t just enticing in pen theft but in addition desiring to the ‘Comic of the 12 months’ award.”