Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has dismissed as a ruse claims by a certain Philip Agbese that he would return to the All Progressives Congress, (APC) soon, insisting that, “i have never met Agbese in my life.”
One Agbese at the Makurdi residence of an APC chieftain had claimed in a newspaper report that Governor Ortom confided in him to plead with the APC leadership to accept him back into the APC fold.
An angry Ortom stated: “I have never met the man who calls himself Philip Agbese, so there is no way I would have whispered to him on any issue. Not to talk of returning to the APC.
“And why should I return to the APC? What will i be doing in a party that has destroyed Benue State and wrecked Nigeria. In any case, why should I confide or whisper to a someone i have never met?.
“If the so called Agbese wants to use my name to climb to wherever he wants to go, then he has failed because I cannot condescend to the level of engaging with people who are blackmailers and going about looking for crumbs just to fill their stomach against the general well being of the people.”
Governor emphasised: “that man; Agbese is a serial liar who wants to draw attention to himself using my name. There is no truth in that claim. Whoever thinks that i Governor Samuel Ortom will dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)now when I am part of the leadership of the party mapping up strategies to rescue Nigeria from the APC led by General Muhammadu Buhari administration must be joking.
“Let me make it clear. I am not contemplating of rejoining the APC at any time. I am in the forefront, working with other leaders of the PDP to ensure that the party rescues Nigeria from the cluelessness of the APC to win the presidency and other states as well as retains power here in the state.