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2023: Ex-President Jonathan, Ortom Hold Closed Door Meeting 

Jonathan and Ortom
Jonathan and Ortom

May 17, (THEWILL) – Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday, held a closed door meeting with former President Goodluck Jonathan, at Jonathan’s residence in Abuja.

THEWILL reports that Governor Ortom served as minister of state, trade and investments and later the supervising minister, ministry of aviation, under former President Jonathan.

Some of his aides, who accompanied him included Dr James Anbua, principal special assistant; Hon Steven Amase, principal private secretary to the governor and Hon Abrahams Kwaghngu, principal special assistant on special duties.

According to Ortom’s chief press secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur, “The duo met behind closed doors for more than 40 minutes and discussed frankly.

“Although none of them spoke to the press when they came out, they were beaming with smiles, with the former president exchanging pleasantries with everyone in the governor’s entourage.”

It is believed that the fortunes of PDP and the victory of the party in the forthcoming general elections may have been central to their discussions.

The former President has recently been rumoured to have dumped the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

But the chairman of the APC in Bayelsa State, has denied reports that the former president is a card carrying member of his party.

Jonathan had recently rejected the N100m presidential nomination and expression of interest forms of the APC, allegedly procured by some pastoralists and a group of Almajiris from the northern part of the country.