Why I left the APC – Ortom (Vanguard)

Why I left the APC – Ortom (Vanguard)

As reactions continue to trail the exit of Governor Samuel Ortom from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the Governor Sunday gave reasons why he defected from the party. Speaking through his Special Adviser on Media and ICT, Tahav Agerzua, in Makurdi, the Governor explained that the lack of internal democracy within the ranks of the party in the state contributed in no small measure for his decision. According to him, “you have a situation where a powerful individual high jacked every structure of the party and excluded all other stakeholders including senators and members of the National Assembly and key party members. “Besides, major stakeholders in the state advised Governor Ortom to leave the APC because of the federal government’s alleged complicity in the ongoing killings in the country including Benue state. “They advised him to change platform so that they can fight against the return of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. The stakeholder are scared that if Buhari comes back in 2019 the killings would be worst because it is clear that he supports the conquest and occupation agenda of his ethnic group, the Fulanis. Read more

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