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“I have no plans to join APC” — Ortom

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Samuel Ortom, the former governor of Benue State, has strongly denied the rumors circulating about his switch to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ortom clarified that there is no truth to these reports and reaffirmed his commitment to his current political party, PDP.

“I have no plans to join APC” — Ortom
Former governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom

Speaking at the expanded executive meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Monday, Ortom said he’s still a member of the party.

According to Ortom: “The rumours that I’m decamping to APC, I’m not going anywhere; this one that they are calling me the leader of the party in the state which comes with lots of responsibilities, I will not leave it for anybody.

“APC has not invited me to join it. I am not a busybody who will be moving from one place to another, I am committed to my party (PDP). We must respect the party at all times. Let us strategise to return to power. Now is the time to plan, we must plan ahead of them as they did in 2023.”

Ortom also dismissed claims of having friction with former governor Gabriel Suswam and Senator Abba Moro.

“PDP is the only party that is strong and receptive to the yearnings of the people. With our new commitment, we will make the party more vibrant for tomorrow.

“We shall succeed in future elections. I do not have any friction with Moro and Suswam,” he added.

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