Move to declare John Dyegh’s seat Vacant over defection thickens

Nigerian Concord Newspaper

There are strong moves by the the leadership of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Benue state to make the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to declare vacant the seat of the represent of Gboko/Tarka, John Dyegh, over his planned defection from the party to the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

Recall that reports flew in this morning that John Dyegh who has been having a running battle with his estranged political godfather, George Akume, will be decamping to PDP in the second week of December, 2021.

The cold wars between Akume and Dyegh began about a year ago over the leadership of the APC in Tarka.

According to information at the disposal of Nigerian Concord Newspaper, the leaders of the APC in Benue state have reached out to Gbajabiamila to prepare to declare Dyegh’s seat Vacant immediately he decamps to PDP in December as planned.

Associates of John Dyegh have also told this Newspaper that the federal lawmaker is leaving the APC as a result of Senator Akume’s high-handedness.

They also said that Dyegh should leave the APC since it appears that his return to the Green Chambers in 2023 would be made impossible as a result of some unresolvable issues between him and Akume.

On why the Benue APC wants Dyegh’s declared vacant, sources told Nigerian Concord Newspaper that the Benue opposition party is afraid to lose the Reps seat of Senator Akume’s federal Constituency to the People’s Democratic Party in 2023.