The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has dismissed some Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirants in the state who declared yesterday that he (Ortom) was not welcomed in the party.

Reports emerged yesterday that about 13 governorship aspirants had told the governor to remain where he is or go somewhere else.

But reacting to this, Ortom told the aspirants that he did not need to consult them before joining the PDP.

The governor spoke on Monday through his Special Adviser on Media, Information and Communication Techology, Tahav Agerzua.


The special adviser asked, “Must the governor seek their permission before joining the PDP?

“And l don’t think the governor has announced that he is going into the PDP, I don’t think.

“When the appropriate time comes, such an issue would be addressed.

“Maybe, if you talk about the PDP, l know prominent people within the PDP that have asked Ortom to come to the party.

“So, if you juxtapose the position, you will know where and who have more powers to admit or keep Ortom out.”

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