The Deputy Governor of Benue State, Benson Abounu, has disclosed the real reason he defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) saying APC is a scam.
Abounu said he left the APC when he discovered the party was a scam.
Abounu said this on Wednesday during the decamping of over 3,000 members of APC to the PDP in Otukpo local government area of the state.
According to him, he left because the party was paying lip service to the security and wellbeing of Nigerians and held no future for the people of state.
He said after his sojourn to the APC he discovered there was no alternative to the PDP.
Abounu said: “I was a founding member of the PDP, I left the party because I was angry at a point but I have gone to the other side and I can tell you that there is no party like the PDP.
“What is obtainable there is a scam. I have seen that they don’t mean well for our people and that is why I quickly made a detour back home. Like a son who left home for hunting expedition and after killing an elephant decided to bring it home for his people. I am back home for good.”
The Deputy Governor who lauded the people for choosing to dump their former party urged them to collectively work for the victory of all the candidates of the PDP from the presidential to the House of Assembly elections.
Earlier, Chairman of Otukpo local government council, Mr. George Alli lauded the defectors and the Deputy Governor for strengthening the support base of PDP in the state assuring that the PDP was the only existing party in the area.