National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has dismissed claim by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state that he was given a ”red card” by the party.
The Benue governor had earlier on Monday declared that he had been given a red card by his political party, saying he was now awaiting any party to admit him.
But Oshiomhole told reporters at the APC secretariat, after a meeting of the National Working Committee, said the governor had assured him on several occasion that he would not be leaving the party.
“I know that governor Ortom is a very senior member of the party and he has said so repeatedly in print and has said to me one on one basis that he will not leave the APC unless he was pushed out,”’he said.
“I have since assumed chairmanship of this party along with my colleagues in the NWC and I know of a fact that we have not shut out any governor and certainly not governor Ortom.”