Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom has said the All Progressives Congress (APC), invited him to rejoin the party and dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Ortom who disclosed this on Saturday when he addressed party supporters at the Aper Aku stadium in Makurdi, during the state elective congress of the PDP said he declined the invitation after he consulted with some of his allies.
“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 the delegates. Shouts of “No, no, no” greeted his question.
After the delegates responded, the Governor said, “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”.