The Governor of Benue, Samuel Ortom, has denied any plan to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and return to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Naija News reports that governor Ortom made this known in a statement signed by his spokesman, Nathaniel Ikyur, and made available to reporters in Markurdi, the state capital. Ikyur described such claims are baseless and fake, stressing that the governor cannot return the party that has plunged the country into chaos and crisis. He said Ortom is working with other leaders of the PDP to ensure that the party wins the presidency in 2023 and rescue Nigeria from the clueless leadership of the APC. The statement reads: “Whoever peddles such rumours must be a serial rabble-rouser who wants attention to himself. This is a fat lie. “It is therefore laughable to suggest that Governor Samuel Ortom will dump the People’s Democratic Party at a time he is galvanising support among other patriotic leaders of the party to rescue Nigeria from the clueless leadership the APC led of General Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has plunged the country into. “Let me be clear here, Governor Ortom is not contemplating on joining the APC at any time. Rather, the Governor is in the forefront, working with other leaders of the PDP to ensure that the party wins the presidency and many other states as well as retains power here in the state.”
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