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2023: Ortom Speaks On PDP Dismissing Wike


Sep 19, 2022

2023: Ortom Speaks On PDP Dismissing Wike

Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has admonished the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to not play down the role of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in the forthcoming election.

Ortom asserted that injustice was meted out on Wike and other party stakeholders, hence the leadership of the party should settle their differences ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Naija News understands that Wike stated this in Makurdi on Monday during an expanded caucus meeting of the PDP in Benue state.

The PDP chieftain said it will be dangerous for the party to dismiss Wike at the crucial moment. Ortom said he has before now offered suggestions on how the party should resolve their lingering crisis at the national party.

The Benue State governor stressed that the leadership of the party has failed to deploy its internal mechanism and conflict management skills in handling the crisis.

“There is injustice that has been meted to my friend Wike because he stood for the party and supported it to the end.

“The leadership of the party should do the needful to resolve the problem and not to shove people around as though they are not relevant. Everyone is relevant and one vote can make you fail election.

“So the leadership at the national level should do more. Politics is interest and what is the interest of out state and our people. What do I tell my people in Benue?” Ortom asked.

Governor Ortom cautioned the party at the national level not to relegate any member saying: “If you dismiss us that you don’t need us, I believe that will be dangerous. I want the party to address the injustices so that as we move into election, we will work together and we will have no crisis.”

In his remark earlier, Ortom noted that the PDP stakeholder’s meeting was to discuss the formation of the campaign council of the state.

According to Ortom, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been demarketed in Benue stated that the PDP has 26 out of 30 House of Assembly noted that by 2023, the party would have 32.

He commended the 36 governorship aspirants who contested primaries on the party platform saying though they didn’t emerge candidates, they have continued to work for the success of the party.

He, however, urged all PDP members in the state to continue to keep faith with the party to win victory at the polls bearing in mind that the focus is to rescue the country from the APC’s “bottom” and take it to the top.

Ortom further appealed to aggrieved members of the party to sheathe their sword saying “PDP in Benue is united. All blackmail should cease in the state. Crisis not in Benue but at the national level.”

This article was originally published on Naija News