Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has disclosed that he has no friendly relationship and with the All Progressives Party (APC) and hasn’t pitch tent with any political parties in Nigeria ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Ortom debunked remour that he’s made a u-turn over his decision not to decamp from APC after meeting with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole on Friday.
“For now, where I stand is that I have not defected to any political party. I remain outside the pitch because I have been given a red card by the leader of the party in the state. As to whether the red card is quashed is a different thing until I hear from them. I have not gone to any other place. But if the Benue people ask me to leave APC, I will leave.”
“If people are misrepresenting me, it’s a different thing. I met with the national chairman of APC. We are still talking. No decision was taken on anything. Further consultation is going to take place. I will do whatever the Benue people tell me to do. I have not made a u-turn.
“The National Chairman of APC invited me and it would have been dishonorable not to honour the invitation. But I’m not alone on this journey. They (APC) are doing consultation and I’m also doing consultation.”
“I’m not aware of any such agreement except the Benue people ask me to step aside. I have a right as a citizen of Nigeria to run for two terms.
By Augustine Akhilomen