2019: Iorhemba, Benue former speaker, calls for a united PDP to displace APC


A former Speaker Benue State House of Assembly and now Member, National Caretaker Committee (National Legal Adviser) PDP, Rt Hon. (Barr) Dave Iorhemba, has called on intending governorship aspirants in his party to unite in order to be able to displace the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2019 elections in Benue state.

Making this known in a media briefing to mark the occasion of his 50th birthday at his residence in Makurdi, Benue state, Barrister Iorhemba expressed the need for a united PDP to take power from the Governor Samuel Ortom-led administration.

The renowned legal luminary said the opposition party must take advantage of the failures of the ruling APC in several sectors to bounce back to power come 2019.

He added that the people of Benue state had seen the differences between the past administrations of the PDP and that of the present APC in the state.

Hon. Iorhemba urged the PDP stake holders in Minda particularly gubernatorial aspirants under the party to join forces in order to snatch governorship powers from Governor Ortom-led administration in 2019.

He however declared that the Samuel Ortom-led administration had completely disappointed the Benue people, calling for genuine synergy and cooperation among Minda leaders in the party to chase the APC out of power in 2019.

Barrister Iorhemba who reasoned that if the PDP can remain a united house, it will be very easy to chase the APC out of power also urged that personal interest of the Minda people shouldn’t be placed above the party’s interest.

He therefore appealed to all intending governorship aspirants under the PDP to be more united than before, noting that they stand a better chance to take back power in the state in 2019.