Former FCT minister and leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP ) in Nasarawa State, Senator Solomon Ewuga, alongside his followers are re-viewing their membership of the party with a view to switching to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The former deputy governor and 2019 PDP governorship aspirant and his followers are believed to be in their final days in PDP as their plans of defection would be sealed before March 2, 2019, governorship election.
The anticipated defection of Ewuga and other bigwigs, it is believed, will deplete the ranks and chances of the PDP and APGA governorship candidates who are his kinsmen.
Preparatory to Senator Ewuga’s defection, the state governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, last Friday, appointed him leader of the 2018 Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem.
Senator Ewuga who expressed gratitude to the governor for finding him worthy of the appointment, promised to render exemplary services and cautioned the pilgrims against actions that could embarrassed the state government.
Senator Ewuga is said to be a very strong factor in Nasarawa State politics; he commands large followership among the people and was instrumental to Governor Al-Makura’s defeat of the incumbent in 2011.