The APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has told him in writing and one-on-one that he will not defect from the ruling party unless he is pushed out.
Oshiomhole was reacting to the question that sought to get his opinion to the report that Ortom had dumped the APC.
He said, “I know that Governor Ortom is a very senior member of the party and he has said so repeatedly in print and has said to me one on one that he will not leave the APC unless he was pushed out. I have since assumed chairmanship of this party along with my colleagues in the NWC and I know of a fact that we have not shut out any governor and certainly not governor Ortom.
“And in these days of social media, I will not be responding on the basis of rumour and unverified reports. In fact, talking about unconfirmed sources, on Saturday, I was in Lagos to honour an appointment that had been booked for over the past six months and I felt obliged to honour that appointment and yet some of these merchants of untruth and fabricators of fake news posted all sorts of stories including one of which I was being interviewed in Ekiti.
“I was only there on Monday to address Labour leaders and on Tuesday, to participate in the grand finale of the campaigns of which Mr President was there and I left Ekiti that same day on the same aircraft as Mr President.”