More trouble in PDP as Ortom decides to join APC

Posted: November 23, 2014 in Benue 2015, News, political, Politics
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Suswam to fund his rival


Former Minister of State for Trade and Investment and supervising Minister of Aviation,  Chief Samuel Ortom may within the week dump the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ),  for the All Progressives Congress ( APC ),  to further his political career.
Chief Ortom who has got the nod of his core supporters and campaign team after intimating them of his decision to jump ship to an alternative platform,  is said to be considering the APC where he also has a great amount of followership.
This decision which is not unconnected to his silent rivalry with the incumbent governor,  Gov. Gabriel Suswam,  who is obviously intimidated by the minister’s mass acceptance,  will certainly create an irreplaceable dent in the followers hip of the PDP in the state for which Ortom has been a major stake holder.
An aide of the former minister who confirmed the rumour also stated that the minister’s decision to leave the party may have been instructed by the president who is in close relations with Ortom.
He informed that although the former minister contemplated the matter, most of them have since advised him to move to any platform of his choice as advised by the powers that be.
However the news of his planned decamping is no longer secret as it has caused some unsettlement in the PDP and Suswam’s camp, who as at last night had already began to seek strategies to frustrate the latter’s chances of becoming the APC’S flag bearer.
Suswam it is gathered has already sent emissaries to the President in order to inform and try to create bad blood between Ortom and his former boss so as to curry favour aimed at gaining the president’s support for his Senatorial ambition which Goodluck is said to be supporting Gemade.
A source close to Benue government house further disclosed that the state governor in  his desperation to kill the former national auditor of the PDP’s dream, has sent fore runners led by his personal assistant on Public Private Partnership,  to negotiate with a former PDP legislator who has decamped to the APC and is gunning for the nomination, with a proposal to financially support him in a bid to fight Ortom.
This news has not only unsettled Suswam and his camp but has also put smiles on some of the aspirants of the PDP who saw Ortom as a stumbling block to their hope for a ticket to represent the PDP. 
One of such candidates is Dr. Eugene Aliegba accompanied the aide of a former Special Assistant to the governor, who also doubles as the defacto god father, who was seen driving through the streets of Makurdi,  from one party chieftain to another to an announce Ortom’s decamping and further push forward his candidate since their only threat is about to leave for good.


  1. david says:

    Ortom from the unset has been an APC,it sympathetic that his followers are ringing unsounded bells. it is the beginning of his failure good man wrong prospects


    • koko says:

      This is the lie of suswam camp. How can you say coordinator of Jonathan election north central in 2011 a former auditor of PDP and former minister of the federal Republic. You must be a joker. God is about to surprise you all.


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