Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The governor announced his defection at a meeting with local government chairmen and councillors at government house, Makurdi, on Wednesday.
TheCable had listed Ortom as one of the three APC governors that would join the opposition party.
Ortom was a member of PDP who served as minister of state for trade and industry under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. He left the PDP for APC in 2014.