The Northern Deputy National Chairman of the APC, Senator Lawal Shu’aibu has summoned Governor Samuel Ortom and senator George Akume of Benue state to an urgent meeting Abuja after news of Ortom leaving APC surfaced.
According to reports, the two big names in the political sphere of the state have had a conflict of interest over the control of the party for a while now.
Governor Ortom renounced his membership of APC on Monday shortly after the swearing in of his new special Adviser on Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jorme Shimbe. According to the Ortom, he has ceased to be a member of the APC, following what he called “a red card” given to him.
In other reports, the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress APC, Adams Oshiomole had on Monday described the news of the exit of the governor as a rumor and believes that it will be resolved.