Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Monday said he had quit the All Progressives Congress after a long-drawn battle with his political godfather, Senator George Akume.
Ortom told a gathering of the Middle Belt Forum in the state capital, Makurdi, that he had been pushed out of the party and had become a free man.
He promised to announce his next move soon.
Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, swiftly invited Ortom to return to his former find, the Peoples Democratic Party.
Meanwhile, APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, said in Abuja that nobody forced Ortom out of the party.
He told newsmen at a press conference after the National Working Committee net to assess the July 14, 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State that Ortom had not communicated his decision to the party