Mass Defection Looms As Ex-Deputy Gov, 1000 Others Set To Join APC

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There are strong indications that the former deputy governor of Benue state Chief Steven Lawani has concluded plans to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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According to a report on Daily Post, Lawani’s decision to quit the PDP is connected to the alleged lobbying that saw lose his bid to become the state governor.

The ex-deputy governor is expected to be welcomed to the APC, alongside over 1000 of his supporters.

It was gathered that the governor met with some Chieftains of APC in Zone C recently in his country home in Otukpa to plead with them on the need to join the party.

Former Benue Deputy Governor, Steve Lawani Set to defect to APC

Former Benue Deputy Governor, Steve Lawani Set to defect to APC

“I can tell you authoritatively that Chief (Lawani) is ready to join the change train”, an insider who would not want his name in print said.

“The shocking thing is that he’ is not defecting alone, over 1000 supporters are ready to decamp with him. I’m glad he has seen the light,” the source added.

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Lawani, who ran for the governorship ticket on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and lost to the eventual winner, Terhemen Tarzoor has remained inactive in the party following the fallout of the election.

The former deputy governor believes that his failure to pick the PDP ticket was caused by some Idoma elders.

Lawani has served in many capacities both in the private and public sectors, in 2004, he was conferred with the national honour of Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR) by the President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

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