Samuel Ortom

Emmanuel Ukumba in Lafia

The North-central Zonal Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Suleiman Wambai, has said Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State did not dump APC, but was only shown a red card.

Wambai stated this yesterday during the inaugural meeting of the recently- elected North-central zonal officials of the party in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

But he however, stated that nobody is tied down by any individual, or group of persons not to quit as there was freedom of association in the country.

He said: “It is sad that this thing is happening in the North- central where we control. We are still in discussion with Governor Ortom and he has not said he left APC. He said he was only shown a red card.
“Some persons will be shown a red card and we have to determine whether a red card has been shown to him or not. We must hear from the other contending side. We are in touch with Ortom and there is hope that this thing will come to pass,” he added.

The North-central zonal vice chairman said it was normal in a ruling political party, where teeming supporters were there with different types of opinions, hence there was bound to be conflicts and disagreements.

“But the ability to mitigate these conflicts and disagreements and advance ourselves is what matters. We are still on the part of reconciliation.Whatever happened at the last congresses of the APC, we are going to consumate all these things in what we called ‘win – win platform’.There will be no vanquish, no victor at the end of the exercise,” Wambai insisted.