Benue Governor, Ortom quits APC

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom

Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has announced his exit from the political party on which he was elected, the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Ortom made the disclosure on Monday, at the state capital, Makurdi during a town hall meeting where he also swore in a Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

It was however not clear if the security challenges the state have been experiencing were part of the reasons for his exit.

Although the governor did not state the party he will be moving to, but he blamed the rift within the state chapter of the party for his action.

Addressing the audience, Ortom said: “As for party, I have been given a red card and I’m outside the pitch. So, if I have been given a red card and I’m standing outside, I’m a free man,

“So, I don’t know what will happen next; but I’m waiting. If approached, then I will tell the Benue people that I’m joining another football club,” Ortom said.

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