The former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has retracted his defaming comments against the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom in 2018.
The former Governor of Edo State noted that he acted based on information he had but has discovered that the information is false and baseless.
Recall that Governor Ortom who was not pleased with the statement of Oshiomhole had dragged him to court over the embarrassing and defaming comments.
Oshiomhole while speaking on Thursday described the Peoples Democratic Party Governor as a dear friend and brother with whom he had shared so much in common, including mutual respect.
The former APC Chairman while referring to a press conference he had on the 27th of July, 2018 at the National Headquarters of the APC, where he spoke on the defection of Ortom said, “I made certain comments about Dr Ortom based on the information I have since found to be false and baseless.”
“Ortom felt embarrassed, defamed and deeply aggrieved by the comments I made at the said press conference, culminating in litigation.”
“That politics aside, Governor Samuel Ortom is a dear friend and brother with whom I have shared so much in common, including mutual respect.”
“As former colleagues and one time members of the Nigerian Governors’ forum and most importantly as someone whom I am just a phone call away from, any ridicule, embarrassment, spite and insult caused, Dr Samuel Ortom is regretted.”
“Owing to the relationship we share and in the larger interest of peace, harmony and brotherliness, I believe a complete retraction of my comments made on 27th July 2018, and which Dr Samuel Ortom found offensive is proper and necessary.”
“In view of all the above, I hereby retract the comments made during the press conference on 27th July 2018, as it relates to Dr Samuel Ortom.”