The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC has lashed out at the Benue state Governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, saying his decision to leave the APC was good riddance to bad rubbish. Oshiomhole also alleged that some aides of the governor were behind some of the killings in Benue including the ones that felled Catholic priests. Ortomés media aide quickly reacted, saying that Oshiomhole was simply trying to change the narrative of the pogrom in Benue.
Addressing journalists in Abuja, Oshiomhole said Ortom was dancing on the grave of Benue residents, saying the governor became the party’s choice in 2015 by accident.He said fielding Ortom in the 2019 elections would have led to a crushing defeat of the ruling party.
“Over the past 48 hours, we have been watching with keen interest the development in Benue state with particular reference to the decision of Gov. Ortom to resign from our party and return to his previous party, the PDP.Ordinarily, we would not not have made further comments having already responded to his decision in the manner that the Publicity Secretary did but that was not entirely a reflection of my own thinking.