Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswan, yesterday, said that the defection of the former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Gemade and former Minister, Dr. Samuel Ortom, to the All Progressives Congress (APC), showed their ingratitude to the ruling party.
According to the governor, the men, who were top members of the PDP, defected for their selfish and personal reasons.
“You cannot trust these people because they are on a self serving mission,” said Suswam, who spoke during his senatorial campaign at Tse-Agbaregba in Konshisha Local Government Area of the state.
“They both left because of greed, Chief Gemade had completed the second term of their slot in Jachira after Senator Akaagerger did the first term, therefore the Kwande people whose turn it was to produce the next senatorial aspirant, loaned it to Sankera where I come from, on my request.
“Senator Gemade did not like it because he felt the position was his exclusive right, but politics is all about give and take which should be in tandem with the wishes and aspirations of the people.
“Ortom on his part left out of greed because he failed to win the governorship ticket of the PDP, a true party man should not contemplate such a move because the interest of the party supersedes our individual interests.
“For Chief Gemade and Ortom to have left the PDP where Gemade was a former national chairman and member of the Board of Trustees, and Ortom a Minister, was a complete show of ingratitude to a party that gave them so mush leverage and opportunities,” Suswam claimed.