Some youths in Markurdi, Benue State capital this morning stopped and prevented Governor Samuel Ortom from attending a meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.
DAILY POST had reported that a coalition of Benue youths, Wednesday morning blocked Governor Ortom from attending a scheduled meeting with the All Progressives Congress, APC, National leadership in Abuja.
They held placards which read “Ortom don’t go back to APC,” “We don’t have land to donate for ranching,” “APC is Miyetti party,” Our farms are not for cows,” You must leave APC,” Ortom is our party, ” and “2019: On Ortom we stand.”
The development came barely nine days after the governor announced that the ruling party had given him a red card.
Meanwhile, breaking news indicates that Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State may have officially announced his resignation from the All Progressives Congress, APC.
His resignation was contained in a Statement sent to DAILY POST by his Chief Press Secretary, Tever Akase.
Ortom, according to Akasa, has now joined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Ortom, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, had explained that “As for the party, I’ve been given the red card and I’m now outside the pitch. So, if I have been given the red card and I’m standing outside, that means I’m a free man.”
Source: Daily Post