Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said he had no plan to return to the ruling All Progressives Congress.
The governor had left the APC to join the Peoples Democratic Party in order to win a second term as Benue governor.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase in Makurdi on Thursday, it stated that the governor was contacted by some notable persons to dump the PDP but declined the invitation.
The statement partly read, “We have read some mischievous statements by members of the opposition in Benue State insinuating that Gov. Samuel Ortom plans to rejoin All Progressives Congress.
“Those involved in the impish allegation are clearly doing so to soothe their stuck-up apprehensions.
“Why will Gov. Ortom return to APC? To do what?
“It is true that the governor was contacted by some notable persons to defect from Peoples Democratic Party, but he declined the invitation.”
Ortom, who is the leader of the PDP in the North Central, disclosed that he had tough relationship with other leaders of the party within the region and needed not to leave the party.
The Statement reads, “Gov Ortom is the leader of PDP in North Central Nigeria, and he is enjoying a robust relationship with other leaders of the party in Benue State and the entire region.
“It is, therefore, ridiculous for anyone to insinuate that the governor has the intention to leave PDP.”