The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Monday announced his intention to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Ortom, who described himself as a ‘child of God’, said he had yet to decide which party he would move to.

The governor claimed he had been given a red card by the ruling APC, adding that he was still waiting for any party that would admit him into its fold.

Ortom gave the hint during the inauguration of a special adviser to the Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Jerome Torshimbe.

Meanwhile, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has said the exit of Ortom from the party was still in the realm of speculations.

He said this while responding to questions from reporters after he briefed them on the outcome of a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee in Abuja on Monday.

Oshiomhole described Ortom as a very senior member of the APC who told him (Oshiomhole) on a number of occasions that he would not leave the APC unless he was pushed out.


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