National chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has said the Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom would not leave the ruling party for any other political platform.
The party chairman made the declaration after a meeting with the Benue State governor at the party national secretariat in Abuja on Thursday.
Oshiomhole also stated that he is determined to restore peace in the Benue State chapter of APC, dismissing news of Governor Ortom defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
He said, “Sen. Akume is a very respected leader of the party, a former governor and a current Senator, he will recognise the need for peace and we have what it takes to make peace.”
“In Benue, we are going for a win, win solution. Governor Ortom is not going anywhere, he is a very prominent member of our party, and we appreciate his leadership in Benue.”
“We will do everything possible to help those who have issues to have those issues resolved.”
“The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that is hovering round must know that it is only people without honour that will vomit in the morning and convert it to lunch in the afternoon.”
“People like Ortom can’t leave PDP three and half years ago and now be thinking of returning.”
“He is a man of honour and he knows that once you move one step forward, you will want to take the second step to consolidate the first step. That’s the way to go.”
“Be assured that the PDP can go and do whatever they want to do, but it won’t change the situation the minds of those who are convinced in building the future.”
“It will not be without contestation, it will be based on the understanding that we can have contestations, but we have the qualities required to resolve issues in a win-win manner.
“And in Benue, those will be deployed and I am sure that Governor Ortom and Senator Akume will be happy, much more importantly the great people of Benue will be happy not just our party members because they want to consolidate what works and not to return to a broken vehicle. “