Defection: Benue Governor Ortom betrayed us — APC

Defection: Benue Governor Ortom betrayed us — APC

The All Progressives Congress has officially reacted to the defection of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, from the party to the Peoples Democratic Party, describing it as “somewhat surprising”.
The reaction of the APC was contained in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi.
The statement said there were ongoing efforts by the leadership of the party, led by the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to resolve the issues raised by Ortom.

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The statement recalled a meeting between Ortom and Adams where he raised some grievances pertaining to the local politics in Benue State.
Abdullahi said: “The Governor had left the meeting saying he was satisfied with the assurances given by Party leaders. We are still working on giving effect to the resolutions from the meeting. Therefore, we are somewhat surprised by Governor Ortom’s decision.
“The Party reiterates its earlier position that it respects the rights of every citizen to chose their political affiliation but expresses hope that those who have left the Party will rescind their decisions.
“Even with this development, we don’t think it is too late for reconciliation. We have to continue to talk. As long as people keep their minds open and have the courage to put the real issues on the table, reconciliation is still possible.
“We once again call on members across the country to remain calm as the Party leadership continues to work hard to position the Party strongly for the next gener

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