Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has unequivocally dismissed speculations about his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) once he leaves office. In a recent interview on Arise Television’s Morning Show, the governor affirmed his commitment to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and pledged his support for President-elect Bola Tinubu.
During the interview, Governor Ortom emphasized his unwavering dedication to promoting equity and justice in Nigeria. He revealed that his advocacy for a southern presidency was rooted in his strong belief in the principles of fairness and equality.
Despite rumors and conjecture surrounding his political future, Governor Ortom made it clear that his allegiance lies with the PDP. While he expressed admiration and support for President-elect Tinubu, he clarified that his backing would come from his position as a member of the PDP.
According to him: “That is not on my table, I’m in PDP, and I worked for the Southern presidency, which Tinubu and Obi were part of. Defecting is not on my table now.
“If Tinubu is sworn in, I will continue to pray and support him to succeed.
“I remain the leader of PDP in Benue State but will continue to work for equity and justice in Nigeria.”