- Governor Ortom blames leadership for the PDP internal crises and therefore calls on the party to resolve the pending issues so that they can work together in the forth coming 2023 election
He said that ignoring the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and his team poses a great danger for the party. Ortom stated this during the party stakeholders meeting held at the new banquet hall of government house, Makurdi.
Ortom emphasized that the leadership of the party has failed to deploy its internal mechanism and conflict management skills in handling the crisis.
He said, “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?”
“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.”
Ortom, who noted that All Progressives Congress (APC) has been de-market in Benue, stated that the PDP has 26 out of 30 House of Assembly members and that by 2023, the party would have 32 seats.
He called on all PDP members in the state 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.