Friday, 28 November 2014

Benue Guber race: PDP dumps Samuel Ortom, may defect to APC

There are indications that one of the gubernatorial aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Benue State; Dr. Samuel Ortom may pitch his tent with the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the offing.

The reason might not be unconnected with the fact that the ex-minister is not a strong candidate and not in the good book of the outgoing governor, Gabriel Suswam. DAILY POST has it on good authority that Ortom who is currently indecisive on the next step to take has been advised to back out of the race for a stronger candidate.

 A source within the party caucus informed DAILY POST that the ex-Minister of Trade and Investment has been given seven days ultimatum to take a final decision. According to the impeccable source: ‘’I can confirm to you that the aspirant is still in the race. He did not fail any screening or has been disqualified as it was being speculated.

The truth is that Ortom is not a strong candidate and he is not getting the support of the current governor, Gabriel Suswam. He has been advised to step down but he is yet to decide.

 ‘’He has been given seven days ultimatum to decide if he would still be in the race or withdraw. But from the look of things, he’s considering the APC since there’s pressure on him to pull out,’’ the source further confirmed.

Source Daily Post

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