I Have No Plans Defecting Back To APC -Benue Governor, Ortom
The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has denied claims that he has made some arrangements to decamp from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and rejoin his former Party, The All Progressive Congress, APC.
This coming after the Governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi recent decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party to the Opposition party, APC
Ortom, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase on Thursday said he is currently enjoying his relationship with other leaders of the PDP and therefore has no reason to decamp.
Further in the statement, the governor noted that he has declined many invitation by some notable politicians of the opposition party, APC to defect.
“We have read some mischievous statements by members of the opposition in Benue State insinuating that Governor Samuel Ortom plans to rejoin All Progressives Congress, APC” the statement reads
“Those involved in the impish allegation are clearly doing so to soothe their stuck-up apprehensions.
“Why will Governor Ortom return to APC? To do what?
“It is true that the Governor was contacted by some notable persons to defect from Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, but he declined the invitation.
“Governor Ortom is the leader of PDP in North Central Nigeria, and he is enjoying a robust relationship with other leaders of the party in Benue State and the entire region. It is therefore ridiculous for anyone to insinuate that the Governor has the intention to leave PDP.”