Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, Saturday accused the ruling All Progressives Congress and its National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole of trying to throw the state into political crisis ahead of the 2019 elections.
Ortom, who said this in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, expressed shock that a few days after his defection from the APC, Oshiomhole, who had commended him days before, made a quick turnaround to launch verbal attacks against him.
Ortom’s statement is coming on the heels of warning issued Oshiomhole by the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, to get ready to face the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission immediately his party loses next year’s election.
The PDP in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said Oshiomhole was gallivanting about now because he was being shielded from prosecution over corruption charges by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Displeased with Oshiomhole’s sudden aggression towards him, Ortom said his latest disposition has revealed among other things, the true oppressive intentions of the ruling party APC against Nigerians.