Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), says Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, was not pushed out of the party.
He said this on Monday at the gathering secretariat in Abuja while reacting to inquiries on the withdrawal of Ortom.
Ortom had declared that APC had given him a “red card” and this would empower him to join any political gathering that has a belief system deserving of being received by his organization.
In any case, the gathering executive said he couldn’t remark based on gossip, saying APC would delve into the issue and respond as needs be.
“This gathering won’t remark based on bits of gossip and I am certain in the end we will discover the truth and base on those certainties, we would act,” he said.
“I realize that Ortom is a noticeable individual from the gathering. He has said over and over to me one on one that he won’t leave the APC except if he was pushed out.
“I have since accepted the chairmanship of this gathering alongside my siblings and sisters in the national working advisory group and I realize that we have not closed out any representative, surely not Ortom.”