Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom has decamped from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
The governor announced his defection from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today.
This announcement was made during a meeting with elected local government chairmen and councillors on Wednesday at the Government House Makurdi.
According to reports, the governor made this announcement after youths, who were protesting, barred him from traveling to Abuja to attend the APC reconciliation meeting.
If we Benue youths had Ortom's itineraries, we would have long blocked his routes and request he pay worker's money owed them for several months.
How can you diss Buhari and love Ortom at same time?
I challenge anyone to point me to any project Ortom has executed.
— PaapaZane (@elugzy) July 25, 2018
Ortom has introduced a new one.
Youths of his state stopped him from going to Abuja to hold crisis talks with APC Nat Chairman. He had to obey them.
He has now completed his transfer to PDP.
Medicals revealed ligament issues but the new Team will manage it.
— Sam Hart (@hartng) July 25, 2018
I congratulate Benue State Governor, Sam Ortom, for coming to his senses and leaving @OfficialAPCNg, the party of sorrow, tears & blood, for @OfficialPDPNig, the party of joy, laughter and prosperity. No Benue son should remain in a party that does nothing when herdsmen kill you!
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) July 25, 2018
PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria
This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.
Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.
“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.
“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.
“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.
#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari
He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.
Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.
He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.
The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.
He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.
#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.
Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.
￼Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.
He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.
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