At last, Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue state, Wednesday, defected from All Progressives Congress, APC to People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
Ortom had since been expected to dump APC, following an ‘alleged red’ card given to him by an APC stakeholder in his state.
He has presented a resignation letter letter to stakeholders in Makurdi and announced that he had presented letter to ward chairman earlier.
The Governor defected with 13 local government chairmen.
Terver Akase, Governor Ortom’s spokesperson confirmed the story. “Yes, he has defected’.’
Recall that 15 APC Senators and over 37 house of Representatives members, Tuesday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party and some to African Democratic Congress, ADC.
Meanwhile, Reno Omokri, a one-time Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has formally welcomed the governor and Benue people to the PDP family.
Before May 2015, Benue State had been ruled by PDP. George Akume now a Senator and Gabriel Suswam whose regime terminated May 29, 2015 were PDP governors.
‘’Let me on behalf of former President @GEJonathan, welcome Benue and her people back to PDP. We will protect and progress you. No more will you observe mass burials in Benue. With the PDP, you will observe mass movement from poverty to prosperity and sasdness to gladness,’’ Omokri wrote on his Twitter handle Wednesday.