Alleged defection plan: Ortom won't return to APC, says Wike

Alleged defection plan: Ortom won't return to APC, says Wike

- Governor Samuel Ortom will remain a firm member of the PDP

- This is was the position of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Tuesday, December 8

- Wike said that as a man of character and integrity, Ortom will not return to a party where he was almost killed

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Governor Nyesom Wike has said that his Benue counterpart, Samuel Ortom, has no plan to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC), contrary to unverified, viral claims.

Wike made this declaration while he commissioned road projects completed by governor Ortom in Makurdi and Guma are of the state, Daily Trust reports.

The Rivers governor said that true members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will remain together and weather the raging storm even in the face of numerous attempts to deny the party its rights.

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Wike said that Ortom cannot go back to a party where he almost lost his life due to the periodic insecurity issues in the country.

Alleged defection plan: Ortom won't return to APC, says Wike
Governor Wike said Ortom has no plan to return to the APC (Photo: @GovWike)
Source: Twitter

Moreover, the River governor pointed out that Ortom is not like some other persons who left the party because they lack character.

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He, therefore, called on Benue people to give their leader all the needed support to make their state a dream come true.

His words:

“Today in this country, there is total insecurity, and people are saying Governor Ortom is going back to a party where he nearly died. No man digs his own grave. God brought him out of the wilderness and some people are saying that he is coming back. Coming back to where?
“Ortom is not one of the Governors who shy away from the truth. Whether you like it or not you will die the day God says you will die. If you don’t say the truth you will die if you say the truth you will die. So it is better to say the truth and die.

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“Governor Ortom stood firm when his people were being killed. The major objective of governance is the protection of lives and property."

Earlier, Ortom reacted to claims that he might return to the APC which he left in 2018.

Ortom in a statement on Thursday, November 19, through his chief press secretary, Terver Akase said he has no plans to leave the PDP.

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