*Says More APC Members Are Ready To Defect To PDP
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has officially dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday.
Ortom has been on a running battle with the ruling party since last week and revealed his decision to dump the party.
Ortom announced his defection from the APC to the PDP on Wednesday during a meeting with 13 local government chairmen and 276 councillors at the New Banquet Hall of the Benue Government House .
Ortom said: “May I formally announce to you that I have formally moved to the People ’s Democratic Party , PDP . 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 ,”.
“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 .
By Augustine Akhilomen