Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state. Facebook

Governor Samuel Ortom has thrown his weight behind former Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole for the position of National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The governor made this known on Wednesday when he hosted Oshiomhole at the Benue State Governor’s Lodge.

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Ortom said the decision of Oshiomhole to contest for the position is a welcome development.

He urged the former governor to use his expertise to reposition the party for the progress of the country and the deepening of the democratic process if elected.

While speaking, Oshiomhole said his visit to the Governor was to condole him, the government and people of the state over the killings and also inform him of his intention to run for the party’s national chairmanship position.

He said his desire to become chairman was to contribute towards reinventing the APC so as to increase the bonding of members for the pursuit of the progressive ideas and vision for which it was founded.