#News : Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom In Closed Door Meeting With APC Leadership


Days after been “chased out” of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State is currently at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.

The governor who entered the APC national secretariat at about 11:55 am on Thursday, July 19, 2018, was received by the deputy national chairman (North), Senator Lawali Shuaibu.

They are currently meeting behind closed doors.

Ortom dumps APC, searching for new party 

Governor Ortom had accused the APC in Benue state of handing him a red card.

He however said he had not decided on which party to pitch his tent.

APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, says Ortom was still in the party adding that the governor was not handed a red card by the state chapter of the party.

A competent source, however, said the deputy party chieftain summonedSenator George Akume and Governor Ortom to an urgent meeting in Abuja.

Govs Wike, Ortom in Kwara to visit Senate President, Bukola Saraki

The meeting comes barely 24-hours after Governor Ortom was sighted amongst PDP stalwarts and the Senate President Bukola Saraki at in Kwara state.

The politicians had met behind closed doors amidst defection rumours.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom at the Makurdi International Market, Benue state on Wednesday, September, 6, 2017 

Governor Ortom has had a frosty relationship with the federal government in the past few months on the back of violent killings in the state which has led to the death of hundreds.

Defence minister has continually blamed the crisis on the Anti-Open Grazing Law signed by Governor Ortom.


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