By Oche Oche
Former Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Internal Affairs and Special Services, Benue State, Mr. Hingah Biem, at the weekend joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP) with his teeming supporters at his Mbakyaan Council Ward of Gwer-East Local Government Area of Benue State.
Addressing party officials and supporters during the ceremony, Mr. Biem said he was joining the SDP to join hands with other patriotic Nigerians to enthrone a people-oriented leadership across all levels that could meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people.
He expressed displeasure at the failure of the APC led administration to live up to its campaign promises which he noted had resulted in hunger and misery among the people and urged his supporters to embrace the SDP as the only viable option to attain peace, unity and economic prosperity.
Mr. Biem, while thanking the party leadership in the state for accepting him into its fold, lauded the progressive ideals of the party, especially its emphasis on justice, fairness and internal democracy and expressed the hope that the party would offer Nigerians a platform to realize their developmental aspirations.
The state chairman of the party, Engr. John Enemari, while officially welcoming Mr. Biem into the SDP after issuing him a membership card, expressed joy at the decision of Mr. Biem to join the party, saying that his stature and network of support across the 23 Local
Government areas of the state would greatly boost the chances of the party in the 2019 general elections.