The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has made a U-turn after initially suggesting he has left the All Progressives Congress saying he was given a red card by the party.
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Ortom made his latest position known while talking to newsmen after a closed-door meeting with the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, and other members of the party’s National Working Committee, at the party National Secretariat, in Abuja, on Thursday.
The governor said, “It was the Benue APC that gave me a red card not the national APC and I took (it) that it was enough to make myself available out of the pitch, but the leadership of the party told me that the decision of the party leadership at the national level is superior to that of any individual or group of people and I think that is good enough.
“They have spoken to him (Senator George Akume); they have spoken to me and the state stakeholders are going to be spoken to and that’s where I belong. We have not concluded the matter, it’s an ongoing process. I always stand for peace, and I always want peace to prevail, that’s what I call for.
“I appreciate the intervention of the party’s leadership and I hope that we will be able to resolve the matter of differences. I am here in the APC. I am a member of the APC, I am still flying the flag of the APC, I only said I was given a red card but I have been corrected by the national secretariat.”