Gemade, Shawon ‘re political normads without electoral value – PDP

The chapter of the Peoples Democratic () Sunday described Senator Gemade and former Director-General of Ortom’s Campaign Organisation in the 2019 , Mr. Terngu Shawon, as nomadic politicians who have lost relevance before the electorates. 

Senator Gemade and Shawon last Friday decamped to the All Progressive Congress (), along with some of  their supporters.

Gemade while speaking at the decamping ceremony had said that his move to has sent jitters down the spines of and other political parties in the state.

But reacting in a statement signed by the State Publicity Secretary Mr Bemgba Iortyom, the said Senator Gemade, had forgotten the that his – the Social Democratic (SDP) could not win even a single councilorship seat in all since he joined the in 2019.

According to the , it was unfortunate that while politicians of Senator Gemade’s generation, like Senator David Mark, were retiring and leaving room on the leadership stage for their proteges, the septuagenerian is still embarking on political quests suitable for his children’s generation.

The PDP further said by his known antecedent, the erstwhile Benue North-East Senator’s insatiable appetite for political power has made him more of a disruptive influence wherever he was.

“His current voyage into the is most likely ill-fated, as feelers indicate his motive is to wrestle the leadership of the in Benue from Senator Akume whom he believes lost relevance following the ’s defeat to PDP in 2019. 

“Gemade also ought to remember that PDP won the governorship , 3 senatorial seats out of 3, 7 House of Representatives seats of 11 and 23 House of Assembly seats out of 30. 

“The PDP also has 23 elected council chairmen out of 23 and 276 elected councilors.

“Why would PDP be jittery? Was Gemade a member of PDP when it emerged victorious in all of those

Reacting on Mr. Terngu Shawon’s decamping, the said his case was even worse, as Shawon, in his capacity as Director-General of the gubernatorial campaign organisation of the sitting governor, failed to deliver a single polling unit in his council ward,  and even ran away and could not vote at his polling unit in the 2019

“Such a man need not be taken seriously by anyone.

“PDP, as a solidly grounded political party, will not be distracted by this mere gallivanting of nomadic politicians whose antics are well known to the electorate and won’t be taken seriously, as the party focuses on guiding and supporting the Ortom towards delivering on its mandate to the people of ,” the statement added. 

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