Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has declared that he is comfortable being a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) despite overtures from the All Progressive Congress (APC) for him to return to the ruling party.
Ortom stated this on Saturday during the State Elective Congress of the PDP in Makurdi, the state capital, adding that there was no way he will quit the PDP for the APC.
“It is true that the APC has invited me to come back to APC and they are propagating that I am leaving the PDP and this is far from the truth,” he said.
“I told them I’ll come and ask you (the state congress); Do you want me to decamp to APC?”
With a resounding ‘no’ response from the crowd of people at the event, he continued, “So, I am comfortable with my people the PDP and I will remain in PDP.
“I will communicate this to my friends in the APC and I will tell them that I have consulted with you and you asked me not to leave.”
While commending the party for standing with him at all times, the Governor assured that he would not let the PDP down.
“I’ll not fail you, and we shall continue to be victorious,” he said.
“By the grace of God, our party will sustain the gains of 2019, through to 2023 because the successes we have recorded were made possible by the support of our party members.”