The Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, has insisted he has no plans to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and return to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Terver Akase, made the position of his principal known in a statement on Thursday.
Akase issued the statement in reaction to claims that the governor planned to return to the APC which he left in 2018.
“We have read some mischievous statements by members of the opposition in Benue State insinuating that Governor Samuel Ortom plans to rejoin the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“Those involved in the impish allegation are clearly doing so to soothe their stuck-up apprehensions. Why will Governor Ortom return to APC? To do what?” the governor’s aide questioned.
He added, “It is true that the governor was contacted by some notable persons to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but he declined the invitation.”
Akase noted that following his exit from the APC, Governor Ortom became the leader of PDP in the north-central region of the country.