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Benue Labour Party Governor Candidate Says, “I’ve Resigned From The APC.”

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Herma Hembe, the Labour Party’s governorship candidate in Benue State, called on the state’s APC leadership to stop using his name in their operations on Saturday.

It was earlier reported that Hembe revealed that he did not vote in the APC’s gubernatorial and rerun primary elections on May 29 and June 9, 2022, respectively.

Following a protest by some unsuccessful contenders in the May 29 governorship primary, which was won by suspended Catholic priest Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia, who also won the rerun, the party’s national secretariat ordered a repeat of the governorship primary.


Hembe, a member of the House of Representatives, said he did not participate in the primary because he had withdrawn from the governorship contest and quit his membership in the APC, and that he had emerged as the Labour Party’s gubernatorial candidate at the time the rerun was performed.

The constant mention of his name as an APC governorship primary candidate, he described as “mischief.”

“I informed the party of my withdrawal from the APC’s gubernatorial primary through my counsel,” he remarked. The notice was delivered to the party on May 26, 2022, some hours before the party allegedly switched from an indirect to a direct primaries system.

“I followed up my withdrawal notice with a notice of APC membership resignation, which I served on the APC Chairman of the Mbake Ward, Konshisha Local Government Area.