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2023: Jonathan, Ortom hold closed-door meeting

FORMER President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, on Tuesday, held a closed door meeting with Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, at Jonathan’s residence in Abuja.

According to Ortom’s Chief Press Secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur, the duo met behind closed doors for more than 40 minutes and discussed frankly.

He said, “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.”

Recall that Governor Ortom served as Minister of State, Trade and Investments and later as the supervising minister, Ministry of Aviation, under Jonathan.

While the purpose of the meeting is yet to be known, it is believed that the fortunes of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the victory of the party in the forthcoming general elections may have been focal points of their discussions.

Ex-President Jonathan was recently rumoured to have dumped the PDP 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.

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