The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has made public, his intention to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress for another political party. Governor Ortom, who gave the hint during the inauguration of a special adviser to the Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Jerome Torshimbe, claimed he had been given a red card by the ruling APC.
The Governor however said he is yet to decide which party he would move to, adding that he was still floating and waiting for any party that would admit him into its fold.
While assuring the people of Benue state that the challenges confronting the nation will soon be a thing of the past, Governor Ortom urged the people to move closer to God, shun ethnic divides and remain united as one body.
Meanwhile, in his reaction to the comment of Governor Samuel Ortom, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has said the exit of the Benue state Governor from the party remains in the realm of speculations.
Ortom stated this while responding to questions from reporters after he briefed them on the outcome of a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee in Abuja.
Oshiomhole described Ortom as a very senior member of the APC who has always assured him of his membership in the APC unless he is pushed out.
He also stated that since assumption of office as chairman of the party, he along with other executive members have not shut out any governor including Governor Ortom.