Governor Samuel Ortom

Former chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Benue state, John Akperashi has urged Governor Samuel Ortom to dump the party to actualise his second term aspiration.

Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, Akperashi said that the governor would lose woefully if he contests under the platform of the ruling APC.

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The former party chieftain also claimed Ortom has no structure in the party, adding that the APC at present can not win any election in the state.

He said: “To an average Benue person, the APC is seen as Miyetti Allah party that has preference for cows over human beings.

“The party lacks and is insensitive to the plight of the people.

“I know very well that gov Ortom is not comfortable in the APC. If he is pretending then that is his own problem. It is either he is just playing along or playing to the gallery. He is just buying time to take his decision and at the appropriate time, he will just leave.

“But he has the resources so he can do whatever he likes at any time but some of us are still growing. If what is obtainable in the APC I do not see him winning elections.”

He noted that the governor has a brighter chance securing his second term because of his stance against the killings in the state which prompted the enactment of the anti open grazing law.