Benue state, Governor Samuel Ortom of has announced his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
PREMIUM TIMES reported this afternoon.
The spokesperson confirmed this on phone call “Yes, he has defected from APC to PDP,” Mr Akase said by phone Wednesday.
Mr Ortom earlier made the announcement at a meeting with elected local government chairmen and councillors on Wednesday at the Government House Makurdi, Channels Television reported.
Mr. Ortom’s defection had long been expected.
The governor joined the APC from the PDP ahead the 2015 elections.
He served as Minister of State of Industry, Trade and Investment during the Jonathan administration.
Mr Ortom was earlier a member of the defunct All People’s Party (APP) before joining the PDP.
He served as the director of operations of the PDP gubernatorial campaign in Benue State in 2007, and later as director of administration and logistics of the Goodluck/Sambo Presidential Campaign Organization in 2011.
He is also a former national auditor of the PDP.
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