Just a few hours after a video went viral in which Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State was seen urging people to vote for the Labour party presidential aspirant; Peter Obi, Ortom has now secured an interim injunction barring the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from suspending, expelling, or giving any form of punishment against him pending the determination of an interlocutory injunction filed before Justice A I.
Ityomyiman of the High Court sitting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
The Governor took the decision in order not to be in a quagmire situation like Senator Nnamani of Enugu State who was expelled from the party despite being a candidate of the party in the coming election.
Ortom also secured an interim order restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from taking any action against him in the forthcoming election where he is standing as the PDP candidate for the Benue North senatorial district, pending the determination of the same interlocutory injunction filed before Justice A I. Ityomyiman.
The injunction is coming at a time allegations of anti-party activities have been raised against him and members of the G5 governors for allegedly campaigning openly for an opposition presidential candidate other than the presidential flagbearer of the PDP Atiku Abubakar.