Governor Samuel Ortom on Monday, July 15, announced that he has been sent out of his present political party, All Progressives Congress (APC), and is currently exploring a new option to actualise his future ambition.
In a statement signed by Terver Akase, chief press secretary to the governor, Ortom stated this at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi while swearing in his special adviser on local government and chieftaincy affairs, Jerome Torshimbe.
He noted that he was consulting with relevant stakeholders, stressing that he would soon make his next move known to Benue people.
Governor Ortom charged the new appointee to justify the confidence reposed in him through hard-work and commitment to duty and to imbibe the core values of his administration which include transparency, accountability, justice and equity.
On his part, the special adviser while pledging to justify the confidence reposed in him. He also promised to give his best for good governance at the third tier of government and to reposition the traditional institution in the state.
He therefore, solicited the support of all to enable him succeed in his new assignment.
Governor Ortom used the occasion to debunk media reports that he planned to defect to Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)
There had been wide speculations that Ortom is leaving the APC to pursue his second term governorship ambition on the platform of another party but did not however disclose the party he is heading to