Wednesday, July 25, 2018

10 of 17 Benue lawmakers will join PDP, says Ortom

Governor of Benue State , Samuel Ortom SAID 10 out of the 17 All Progressives Congress ( APC ) lawmakers in the state are “ready ” to follow him to the People ’s Democratic Party ( PDP ) .

Ortom announced his defection from the APC to the PDP on Wednesday during a meeting with 13 local government chairmen and 276 councillors at the New Banquet Hall of the Benue Government House.

The governor said he has a crowd of waiting followers who would move with him .

Ortom said “May I formally announce to you that I have formally moved to the People ’s Democratic Party , PDP . As I talk to you , 10 out of 17 state lawmakers of the All Progressive Congress are ready to follow me to the new party, ”

“But let me formally inform this gathering that I have forwarded my resignation letter from the APC to the chairman of my council ward and he has promised to join me in the new party,” Ortom said .

He further defended his defection, saying the APC was wooing him at the national level , while the state structure was attacking him .

It was earlier reported today that some youths in the state refused Ortom attending APC meeting in Abuja.

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