Why I Finally Decided To Pitch My Tent With PDP.. Gov Ortom

In what appears to be one of his reasons for returning to his old party , Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday claimed that the state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress had continued to launch an attack on him .

Speaking at a gathering in which he formally announced his return to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party , Ortom added that 10 out of the 17 state lawmakers elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress were ready to follow him to PDP .

Ortom had formally announced his return to the opposition PDP , from where he had defected to APC on whose platform he was elected as governor in 2015 .

Ortom made the declaration of his defection during a meeting with local government chairmen and councillors at the new banquet hall of Government House, Makurdi .

Thirteen local government chairmen and 276 councillors were in attendance.

“The state chapter has continued to launch an attack on me, ” Ortom claimed, saying that was despite the intervention of APC national leadership .

He also seemed to hinge his defection on youths ’ decision banning him from making a trip to Abuja earlier on Wednesday, where he was supposed to meet with APC leadership.

“This morning , I had wanted to go to Abuja to attend the meeting, but some youths in the state refused ; they asked me to go back .

“But let me formally inform this gathering that I have forwarded my resignation letter from the APC to the chairman of my council ward and he has promised to join me in the new party , ” Ortom said.

Immediately he announced his resignation from APC , the governor displayed his resignation letter to the people.

“As I talk to you , 10 out of 17 state lawmakers of the All Progressive Congress are ready to follow me to the new party .

“May I formally announce to you that I have formally moved to the Peoples Democratic Party , PDP , ” governor Ortom declared.

Earlier, the 13 council chairmen and leaders of the legislative council in attendance had promised to follow the governor to the new party to support his re - election aspiration .


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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