Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has quit the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Ortom disclosed this today in Makurdi, capital of the state, after swearing in Jerome Shimbe, his special adviser on bureau for local government and chieftaincy affairs.
Shimbe’s appointment followed the dissolution of cabinet by the governor on July 8. The governor said APC had given him “red card” and this would enable him to join any political party that has an ideology worthy of being adopted by his administration.
The Governor is yet to disclose his new found political party, but has, however, noted that as soon as he makes up his mind in that regard, he would make it known to the Benue people.
He, therefore, called on the people of the state to remain united and not to allow party or ethnicity to cause diversion among them, stressing that God who helped him to win in 2015 is well able to see him through in the coming general elections.