The daughter of former Senate President David Mark, had at the weekend, dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, after securing the party’s ticket to run for Otukpo/Ohimini federal constituency of Benue state.
Mrs. Blessing Onuh, said she left with over 15,000 members of the PDP to her new party when she was received by a large crowd of supporters at the brick-wall and later paid homage to the Ochi’ Idoma, HRM Elias Obekpa Ochi’Idoma and to seek for his blessings.
The traditional ruler described Onuh as the favourite candidate for Otukpo/Ohimini federal constituency irrespective of the political platform.
According to the paramount ruler, “Blessing Onuh is my daughter in whom I’m well pleased”.
Addressing a crowd at the palace sports arena in Otukpo, the APGA candidate described the just concluded primaries of the PDP as the climax of injustice and impunity.
“We all know the circumstances that drove us from the PDP. It is a story of pains and regrets. The so-called primaries of the PDP in Otukpo/Ohimini federal constituency and other parts of the state was a mirage.
“But we thank God that a truly progressive party like APGA gave us a platform to prove our worth. I can assure you that the good people of Otukpo/Ohimini will not cast their votes on the basis of political parties, but on performance and character.
“Our character and performance will speak for us on Election Day and no mega party will stop our moving train because we will crush them if they dare us,” Onuh stated.
While interacting with journalists on the political implications of her decision to dump a political party that brought her father to limelight, Onuh said; “My family still remain my family and I love them all, but what you are witnessing today is a clarion call from my people who have stories to tell.
“The story of my people is that of neglect and deprivation. A story of dejection and lack of infrastructural development. They are beckoning on me to go and represent them in Abuja and bring back those dividends of democracy”.
Earlier in his remarks, the Zone C chairman of APGA, Hon. Joseph Ogli, expressed gratitude that the party conducted a peaceful primaries that produced what he described as “eligible candidates” for both House of Representatives and state assembly.