Benue APC Youths Hail Rep. Udende’s Defection

PDP-Members-Defect-To-APCThe defection of the member representing Ukum/Logo/Katsina-Ala federal constituency in Benue State, Emmanuel Udende, from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to All Progressives Congress, APC, has been hailed by youths in the state as a giant step in the right direction.
Rep. Udende, who is deputy chairman of the House Committee on Police Affairs, last Wednesday in a letter read by Speaker Yakubu Dogara during plenary, announced his decision to quit the umbrella party, citing the ongoing leadership tussle in the PDP as reason for his defection to the APC.
He was not alone as the member representing Anambra-East/West Federal Constituency in Anambra State, Tony Nwoye, also dumped the PDP for APC same day.
Hailing Udende’s move, the youths under the aegis of APC Youth Agenda (AYA), noted that the lawmaker had always advocated and practiced the unique brand of progressive, forward looking and grassroots oriented politics that the APC is well known for.
The AYA in a communique signed by its publicity secretary, Comrade Tor Uja on Saturday in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, stressed that the lawmaker’s “unequivocal rejection of the parochial, corrupt and oppressive policies of the PDP has placed him unwaveringly on the side of the people of his constituency”.
It further applauded “the dynamic and people oriented leadership style of Udende”, a former commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs in the state and a two-term member of the lower legislative chamber, noting the numerous constituency projects and welfare schemes he has initiated to provide succour for the teeming youths, women, farmers and the physically challenged members of society.
“We sincerely urge him to continue in his progressive and compassionate activities and endeavours while pledging unflinching support for his future political aspirations in the present and upcoming dispensations”, the AYA said.

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