Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, confirmed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) actually reached out to him to defect from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and pitch tent with the ruling party.
Ortom disclosed this during the State Elective Congress of the PDP held at Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi.
He, however, said after much consultations with some of his close allies and the State Congress of the PDP, he made up his mind to decline the carrot offered him by the APC.
The governor said, “It is true that the APC invited me to come back to APC and they are propagating that (he is leaving the PDP) and this is far from the truth. I told them I would come and ask you (the state congress). Do you want me to decamp to APC?” Ortom asked and the delegates chorused, “No, no, no.
“So, I am comfortable with my people (PDP) and I’ll remain in PDP and I will communicate this to my friends in the APC and I will tell them that I consulted with you and you asked me not to leave.”