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Ortom is not leaving APC - Party's national vice chairman

Ortom is not leaving APC - Party's national vice chairman

- The national vice chairman of the APC has said that Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state will not be leaving the party

- He said the party is currently taking proactive measures to ensure that the governor does not decamp from the ruling party

Suleiman Wambai, north central national vice chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State is not leaving the party.

Wambai told newsmen on Wednesday, July 18, in Lafia that the governor has not officially written to the party about his intention to leave

He said that despite the lack of any form of communication by the governor, the national headquarters of the party has taken a proactive measure to intervene.

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"We saw reports in various media that the governor said he was given a red card. So we have already taken proactive steps.

“Our able national chairman had already invited the governor and other interested parties from Benue state with the aim of resolving the matter,” he said.

He also said that the APC under his leadership would work round the clock towards ensuring that they win all elective positions in the zone in the 2019 election.

Wambai also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his developmental stride in the last three years.

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The President has redeemed the image of the country before the comity of nations due to his fight against corruption,” he said.

The vice chairman therefore appealed to Nigerians not to be deceived by looters, but vote for the president again in 2019 for a better country.

Governor Ortom on Monday, July 15, said he had been given a red card by the APC. He did not disclose who gave him the red card.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that Governor Samuel Ortom and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state met with Senate president Bukola Saraki in Ilorin, Kwara state.

The trio also attended the Fidau Prayer for Late Alhaja Aishat Baraje, mother of Alhaji Abubakar Baraje, a senior member of the Reformed-APC.

There meeting in Kwara follows growing speculation that Ortom may defect to the Peoples Democratic Party after he announced his exit from the APC.

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