The former governor of the state of Benue and the senator representing the senatorial district of northeastern Benue, Gabriel Suswam, could leave the Congress of all progressives in no time.
Sources close to the legislature stated at the weekend that they had opened talks with politicians and oligarchs of great power in the north to prepare for the general elections of 2023, stating that they would be interested in joining the congressional leadership of all progressive Congresses.
An assistant who spoke to Latest Nigeria News in an anonymous way pointed out that the legislator who was appointed chairman of the Senate power committee in the ninth Senate would feel comfortable as a member of the All Progressive Congress, adding that Suswam has “the opportunity to adhere “to any political party”. he wants “.
According to him, “President Muhammadu Buhari’s expiration of tenure in 2023 would leave opportunity for building of political blocks which any politician of Suswam’s standing would like to belong.”
The former Governor who won his case at the Benue State Election Petition Tribunal against the APC’s Mimi Adzape Orubibi reportedly told his political associates who paid him a congratulatory visit at the weekend in Makurdi that he would overcome all court cases instituted against him.
“Don’t be jittery. I am on top as far as all court cases are concerned. ”
“Cases already decided for and against the PDP in Benue which have gone to Appeal Court panels would be upturned”, the source added.
The source said, Suswam at the meeting with visitors promised to deepen contacts with the Presidency and Senate leadership to see how the APC headship would be restructured in Benue State preparatory for 2023.
Suswam was said to be optimistic of enjoying the support of the National leadership of the APC, stressing that the Benue State leadership of the party is weak under its current leaders.
Effort to speak with the former governor directly to confirm his decision, however, failed.