Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has debunked news making rounds that he has parted ways with his River State counterpart, Nyesom Wike over his call for the resignation of the national chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, saying “I stand with Wike”
The governor who was reacting to the media publication during a meeting with the PDP zone B caucus where the governor was quoted to have said that “it is impossible for him to advocate for the removal of someone he worked tirelessly, alongside other prominent citizens of Benue State to be elected as PDP national chairman.
He said, “I am shocked to see the media awash with the headlines that myself and Wike have parted ways, because me and Wike came back from London yesterday morning. We are friends and I still maintain my stand on what I said. I have not moved away from it and I am still sympathizing with Wike on the injustice meted on him”.
According to him, “The Board of Trustee (BoT) were here a few days ago and we deliberated on the matter and they sought my opinion to know what my thinking was about the crisis. I told them the truth as far as I am concerned and they took it with passion and also asked me for my recommendations which I also gave them.
“For us the PDP in Benue State, we have no issue from bottom to top and I hoped the recommendations and suggestions I made to the BoT when they visited me will be taken into cognisance so that our party will take over power in 2023.
“Politics is about interest and where your interest is not protected, you have the right to protest and I think that is what is happening. The party leadership has not been fair to Governor Wike based on activities that took place during and after the convention.
“We have not been able to deploy internal mechanisms to resolve the lingering issues bedeviling the party and this is all I have been saying. I sympathise with him and still stand with him that let the leadership of the party at the national level do the same thing”
Tinubu Will End Nigerians Hardship – Kwara Gov, Others
By Abdullahi Olesin, Ilorin
Some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from South-West and Kwara State said that the country, more than ever before, needs a man like Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to lead it in the next political dispensation.
The APC chieftains who spoke during the inauguration of the north central agenda for Asiwaju/Shetima (NCAA) in Ilorin, Kwara State, liken the APC presidential candidate to political sages in other times associated with liberating their countries in dire times.
The speakers at the event included Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, national chairman, South West Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA) Senator Dayo Adeyeye, national convener of SWAGA, Hon. Oyetunde Ojo and the group’s South West women leader, Hon. Ayo Omidiran.
Represented by the commissioner for Health in the state, Dr Raji Rasaq, the governor said APC in the state will work for Tinubu the same way it worked for President Muhammadu Buhari.
Adeyeye said that Tinubu had been prepared for the task of delivering the country long before now.
“Nigeria needs Tinubu now because he did not start preparing to be president yesterday.It has been his plan for a very long time and he knows exactly what to do.
“I can assure you that banditry and other social and economic menace would be things of the past as soon as Tinubu wins and assumes power,” he said.
NCAA was set up by collaborations from SWAGA as campaign office for the candidature of Asiwaju/Shetima mandate.