The governor of Benue State, Mr Samuel Ortom has again rejected an invitation to return to the All Progressive Congress (APC). This invitation, it was gathered, had generated a lot of speculations on his alleged plans to rejoin the ruling party.
These speculations were put to rest by the governor himself at the PDP congress to elect a new state executive committee of the party which returned the John Ngbede-led executive.
According to Ortom, the APC reached out to him but only the decision of the congress would determine if he would still remain in the PDP.
Interestingly, a vote of confidence was passed on him by the delegates after a voice vote he put forward to leave for the APC, was rejected by the PDP delegates.
Governor Ortom restated his commitment to the ideals of the PDP while promising to work for the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party come 2023.
Also, the issue of equitable distribution of power, where only the Tiv ethnic group has been ruling the state since its creation in 1976 was tabled.
Present at the congress included former Senate Presidents, David Mark, and Iyorchia Ayu, asAPC and Imo Polity well as the three Senators representing Benue State in the National Assembly.