Former Education minister, Jerry Agada dumps APC for PDP in Benue 


Former Minister of Education under the late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua–led government and Chairman Benue state Civil Service Commission, Professor Jerry Agada, has decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The former minister, over the weekend officially relinquished his membership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and moved to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in his ward 1 Orokam district of Ogbadibo LGA of Benue state.

According to Agada, a former president of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), he decided to join his principal, Governor Samuel Ortom in the PDP to move the state forward, stressing that it is incumbent on him to lead his people to the best political platform, which is the PDP.

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Agada commended the PDP leadership and members in the ward for their consistency and efforts to stand for the party.

According to a statement by the Local Government PDP Publicity Secretary, Hon. Simon Anyebe, Prof. Agada was the first prominent politician to have decamped to PDP in the ward, and in line with the party constitution.

He described the action as a reflection of true democrat, as he commended Prof. Agada and his disciples for returning to his political family, the PDP.

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