Reports reaching us strongly indicate that the political career of the Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom is on the verge of crashing as his efforts to return to his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has hits the brick walls.
Ortom had on Monday took the exit door from the All Progressives Congress, APC, hinging his reason the fact that his party had issued him a red card.
In 2014 after losing the party’s governorship ticket to Terhemen Tarzor, Ortom left the PDP and was automatically given the APC ticket without any primary.
It was exclusively gathered that Ortom had during a meeting with chairmen of the PDP in Benue and Nasarawa States declared his intention to return to the former ruling party, which he dumped in 2014.
However, during the meeting, the PDP leader in Benue told the governor that they already have qualified aspirants who are loyal to the party.
“He knows PDP won’t give him ticket,” a source who was privy to the meeting told reporters, adding that, “he only tried his luck but he was rejected.”