Okwe Obi, Abuja
Following the defection of Sen. Barnabas Gemade to the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the party said it is lobbying the Senate Minority leader seat.
Gemade, who recently dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) few weeks after defecting from the All Progressives Congress (APC) is a senator representing Benue North-East Senatorial District in Benue State.
SDP’s National Secretary, Shehu Gabam, divulged the plan, on Wednesday, at the party’s secretariat in Abuja, when the former PDP chairman submitted his nomination form seeking re-election ahead of the 2019 elections.
“We are looking forward to taking the Senate Minority leader seat. We will lobby for it and I am sure you are going to get it.”
In his response, Sen. Gemade knocked the APC and PDP for failing to avail themselves with the tenets of democracy.
According to Gemade, “When I ran the PDP it was an excellent party very fine administration and rule of law applied, fairness and equity obtained.
“Thereafter impunity took over and that is why so many left and went to other parties and I also went to APC.
“Those problems cropped up again and it was necessary to move; if you don’t condone something and is something you cannot remove from where you are; you remove yourself,” he maintained.