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25 July 2018

Breaking: Benue Governor, Ortom Defects From APC To PDP

Samuel Ortom, Benue State Governor, has announced his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party.

The announcement was made by the Governor during a meeting with elected local government chairmen and councillors on Wednesday at the Government House Makurdi.

The defection is coming hours after the youths protesters barred him from traveling to Abuja to attend the APC reconciliation meeting.

The speculation that the governor will return to PDP has been in the pipeline as a result of his disagreement with leaders of the APC in Benue state.

His defection follows major political decisions in the state over the last three weeks, all of which had fuelled the speculations of his exit.

As earlier reported, the governor recently sacked over 80 percent of his cabinet members and, on Tuesday, the Benue House of Assembly impeached Mr. Terkimbi Ikyange as its Speaker.

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