The party is over: Differentiate between party chairman, labour leader, Ortom tells Oshiomhole

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Ortom and Oshiomhole (left) when the going was good
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom took a swipe on the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole telling him to draw the line a labour leader and a party chairman.
The governor’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS) Terver Akase, in statement in Makurdi Saturday emailed to Apex News expressed Ortom’s concern and shock that a few days after his defection from APC, Oshiomhole making a 180 degrees turn to launch verbal attacks on him despite the encomiums he poured on him earlier.
Oshiomhole while addressing journalists at the party’s secretariat in Abuja shortly after an earlier meeting with him described Ortom as one of the star performers of the APC.
He also described Ortom as an honourable man and went further to state that the party would do everything to keep the Benue State Governor within its fold like a highly valued diamond and not let him defect to another party.
The statement pointed out that: “We were however shocked when, a few days later after Ortom’s defection from APC, we read Comrade Oshiomhole making a 180-degree turn to launch verbal attacks on the Governor.”
Akase’s statement quoting the governor noted that “The APC National Chairman’s sudden aggression towards Governor Ortom has revealed among other things, the true oppressive intentions of the ruling party APC against Nigerians. Oshiomhole appears to be flying a kite of an agenda to intimidate and suppress Nigerians who desire freedom from a party which has clearly failed to secure lives and property, thereby ushering in an orgy of violence never before witnessed in the history of the country. As a former governor, Oshiomhole ought to be statesmanly in his utterances.”
According to the statement “As the Chairman of the ruling party, he ought to speak with decorum and caution, to market his party and its candidates to Nigerians and not try to whip political opponents into silence.”

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