- Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has met with Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed
- Governor Samuel said his meeting with the national leadership of the APC would determine his next political move
- The national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, earlier said the party has no time to shut out Governor Samuel Ortom its fold
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state who was in a closed door meeting Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed declared that his meeting with the national leadership of the APC would determine his next political move.
Daily Trust reports that Ortom made this known in the state shortly after his visit to Governor Ahmed.
He, however, explained that the final decision lied with his people who were more important to him.
Meanwhile, at the fidda’u prayer held in the state, the grand Mukaddam of Ilorin Emirate, Sheikh Sulaiman Dan Borno, called on believers to be steadfast and do good at all times, saying whatever one did had its rewards.
Other dignitaries at the prayers included the Deputy National Chairman of the APC (North), Senator Lawan Shuaib and his Southern counterpart, Niyi Adebayo; Senators Barnabas Gemade, Shaaba Lafiagi, members of the Kwara state House of Assembly, representatives of the Emir of Ilorin.
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The rest at the prayer meeting were Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, and members of the Kwankwasiyya movement in the state, among others.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole said the party has at no time shut out Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state from its fold.
Oshiomhole in a report in Leadership dated Wednesday, July 18, insisted that Ortom remains a member of the APC having restated his allegiance to the party in the media.
The APC chairman, however, declined to respond to unverified reports about Ortom’s defection, saying he could not respond to issues on the basis of rumour.
In a related development, Legit.ng had reported that Suleiman Wambai, north central national vice chairman of the APC said Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state was 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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