Defection crisis: I’ll remain in PDP, Ortom insists

By Editor on 18/08/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 399

Ortom
Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Friday said no amount of gang-up against him within the Peoples Democratic Party would compel him to consider leaving the party for another political party.

There have been insinuations that the governor may defect from the PDP to the Social Democratic Party due to the unresolved disagreement between him and the leadership of the PDP over who controls the structure of the party in the state.

The governor had on July 25 defected from the All Progressives Congress to the PDP.

Speaking on behalf of the governor on Friday, his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, said talks between Ortom and other governorship aspirants within the PDP were still ongoing.

He said, “As l speak with you, there is no such thought (of defecting) at all. The governor has joined the PDP, he was in the PDP before he left and he has said that he has come back home. So, there is no such thought at all.

“Ortom is a true member of the PDP and is confident of flying the PDP flag in next year’s election. So, why should he think about leaving the PDP? There is no reason and no cause for such thought as I speak with you. l don’t have to comment about what any aspirant is saying because the PDP I know is a big family that makes decisions to accommodate all its members.

“The party is still discussing and decisions have yet to be reached, but l know that any decision taken would not make Ortom to leave the PDP again.”

The Publicity Secretary, SDP, Philip Awer, said the leaders of the party had been inundated with information about Ortom’s possible defection but noted that the governor had not contacted anyone in the party yet.

Philip said, “We have been receiving calls from people who want to find out; I read it online but I can tell you with authority that the governor has not called anyone. So, to me, it is a lie.”

Meanwhile, there are strong indications that the PDP in the state has been in a fix over the governorship ticket.

This may not be unconnected with the cold war between the 12 governorship aspirants and Ortom.

It was reliably gathered that the 12 governorship aspirants had threatened to defect to another party in the event that Ortom was given preference over other aspirants during the primary election.

“Assuming we all left the party the way he did in 2014, what would he have met on his return,” one of the aspirants, who did not want to be mentioned, said.

The winner of the primary election in 2014, Mr. Tehemen Tarzoor, in an interview with our correspondent, also said any attempt to give preference to the governor would spell doom for the party.

Posted 18/08/2018 07:41:36 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Nkanu East/West Reps: Why Ujam deserves another term...

What God told me will happen to Nigeria...

Full speech of Presidential Aspirant, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar...

I’ll be an idiot to say Buhari has...

I’m surprised Nigerians are not clapping for Buhari...

Barber docked for allegedly defrauding 2 Americans of...

Order Attorney-General to bring me back to Nigeria...

Removing Saraki won’t reduce price of rice to...

Jail break: 210 inmates escaped from Niger Prison...

Gunmen kill man, wife in Anambra

Daughter fakes own kidnap, collects ransom from father...

APC endorses Buhari Campaign Organisation to takeover NASS...

 

Latest News Obi: Why the South East Leaders are angry EFCC seizes gold worth N1.1 billion at Abuja airport Foreign travel ban: Buhari resorts to dictatorship since Atiku’s emergence as candidate – PDP 2019: Atiku picks Peter Obi as running mate All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate Defections: Why we suspended impeachment moves against Saraki, Ekweremadu – Senate Leader Deadline on Leah Sharibu: Religious leaders appeal to abductors Biafra: Orji Kalu summoned over Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts 2019: APC fumes at Obasanjo over Atiku Buhari bans 50 high-profile Nigerians from travelling Ohakim, 13 other gov aspirants form new APGA Obi of Onitsha declares war against Osu culture

 

Most Read NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (6,833 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (5,267 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (5,075 views) IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s status, whereabouts’, UK Govt tells FG (4,548 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (4,461 views) Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments (3,716 views) Nigeria ripe for Restructuring Now – Nwodo in Chatham House (3,449 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (3,436 views) Anambra: INEC releases 37 candidates for Nov poll (3,398 views) Buhari has disappointed Nigerians – Arewa Youth Forum (3,385 views) Quit notice: Kaduna Govt obtains bench warrant against Northern youths (3,376 views) Prince Arthur Eze canvasses support for Buhari, Ugwuanyi (3,327 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (493) EDITORIAL (6) POLITICS (362) SOCIETY (104) SPORTS (12) BUSINESS (209) HEALTH (16) EDUCATION (15) ENTERTAINMENT (7) INTERNATIONAL (30) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (8)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands