The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has recanted his earlier declaration suggesting that he has left the All Progressives Congress.

He said he was still a member of the APC and was impressed with the intervention of the national leadership of the party.

The governor said that he was prepared to give the party the benefit of the doubt.

Ortom made his new position known while speaking to journalists after a closed-door meeting with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, and other members of the APC National Working Committee, at the party National Secretariat, in Abuja, on Thursday.

He had earlier announced his decision to leave the party which he compared to a football pitch at a public function held in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on Monday.

Ortom however announced a reversal of his decision after Thursday’s meeting. According to him, it was the Benue State chapter of the APC that gave him “a red card” but that the national leadership had nullified it.

Also speaking at the event, Oshiomhole said the APC did not keep “red cards” in its cupboard and as such, it could not give what it did not have.

The APC national chairman admitted that there could be legitimate basis for disagreements in some state chapters of the party, which his administration was determined to look into in order to resolve them.

He explained that the issues in the Benue chapter of the party were not intractable to an extent that a solution could not be found.


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