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Ortom defects to PDP, APC says gov’s action surprising (Punch)

Ortom defects to PDP, APC says gov’s action surprising (Punch)

At last, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday formally announced his defection from the All Progessives Congress  to the People’s Democratic Party. This is coming a day after the APC lost 13 of its senators and 37 of its House of Representatives members to the PDP, thus giving the majority status to the former ruling party in the Senate. Ortom made the declaration during the meeting with local government chairmen and their councillors at the new banquet hall of the Government House, Makurdi. Thirteen local government chairmen and 276 councillors were in attendance. Ortom, who said that despite the intervention of the national leadership of the APC,  the “state chapter of the party has continued to launch attack on me.” Read more

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