The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday, acknowledged that it was proper for the successor of the President, Main Common Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to return from the South in 2023.
In response to Channels Tv, Ortom spoke on the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium throughout the inauguration of the Peoples Democratic Get together state marketing campaign in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State, the place he additionally acknowledged that he was the primary governor from the North to again southern presidency.
He stated this was within the curiosity of equity and justice.
Ortom, one of many aggrieved 5 governors of the PDP, looking for the resignation of the occasion’s Nationwide Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, stated, “Nigerians, for the sake of fairness, equity and justice, count on that after eight years of President Buhari, the subsequent President ought to go to the south regardless of political affiliation and that’s the proper factor to do. We’re Nigerians and we should make sure that all of us work collectively.”
The Benue governor stated Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State was the precise candidate to succeed Buhari however “enemies of progress” ensured he didn’t win the occasion’s presidential main in Might.
Addressing a big crowd of the PDP supporters in Rivers, Ortom stated, “Your son from Rivers State contested and it was stated that he misplaced however somebody of us believed that he was the precise individual to unite, carry us collectively and guarantee justice, equity and fairness for Nigerians.”
“I would like Rivers State folks to work with our governor, Governor Nyesom Wike, and on the finish of the day, identical to the G5, we’ll resolve what we’re going to do as a result of Nigeria in the present day is in turmoil and it is just after we do the most effective that may assist us out of our challenges – safety, financial system, social life – and assist us retain our picture,” he acknowledged.
The occasion was attended by Ortom and different members of the PDP G5 – Governor Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu).
It was gathered that each Ayu and Atiku had been absent on the marketing campaign inauguration in Rivers. (Punch)