By Ajibola Abayomi,
July 16, 2018.
Despite last week denial of quitting the ruling party, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has announced that he is no longer with the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said the APC gave him the red card.
The governor however, did not yet disclose the party he was heading to.
The governor stated this at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi while swearing in his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe.
He said that he was consulting with relevant stakeholders, stressing that he would soon make his next move known to Benue people.
The Governor charged the new appointee to justify the confidence reposed in him through hardwork and commitment to duty and to imbibe the core values of his administration which include transparency, accountability, justice and equity.
He said Torshimbe’s appointment was based on his capacity to serve especially at a critical time like this, even as he charged him to reach out to all.
The special adviser while pledging to justify the confidence reposed in him, also promised to give his best for good governance at the third tier of government and to reposition the traditional institution in the state.