On his part, Oshiomhole said Ortom would not go to another political party, promising to pursue a win-win situation in Benue State.
Oshiomhole said: “I think His Excellency has spoken very clearly and I think it is clear to you. I have assured the governor that APC does not have a red card in our cupboard. So, we can’t give what we don’t have and we recognize that in several states, there could be legitimate legal issues. There could be agreement, disagreement, some contestations and this we are familiar with.
“There are evidences of the fact that we are a free democratic party and when leaders have disagreements, our responsibility is to help them to find a common ground and the issues in Benue are not so fundamental that we cannot resolve. We have made it clear that we would resolve them and Senator Akume is a very respected leader of the party, a former governor, a current senator, he will recognize the need for peace and we have what it takes to make peace.
“What we will not accept is anybody leaving the house that we have built together, that we are committed to and I think the governor’s statement is clear.”
He added: “For PDP that is deceiving people, they must know that only people without honour will vomit in the morning and in the afternoon they convert it to lunch. People like Ortom who have honour cannot leave PDP just three and a half years ago with his eyes open and then two, three years later, there are some tensions in his master bedroom and he is thinking of returning to people deceiving people, that cannot be an option,” Oshiomhole said.