PDP Crisis: Ortom, Wike, Secondus Meet In Makurdi
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, today, held a meeting with his Rivers State counterpart, Chief Nyesom Wike and the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, in Makurdi, as part of the effort to resolve the internal crisis in the party.
Ortom, described the meeting, held at the Benue Peoples House, as part of efforts to rebuild the PDP, adding that it was the process to sustain the confidence Nigerians have in the party with a view to winning the 2023 general election.
“This is a family meeting for us to reason together in order to make our party more vibrant because Nigerians are waiting for us to take over the mantle of leadership at the centre in 2023,” the governor said.
Ortom explained that a realignment has been ongoing within the party with several meetings held in different states, stressing that more of such meetings would hold in the months to come.
Speaking on security, Governor Ortom condemned the killing of two humanitarian health workers and six others in Guma Local Government Area of the state, allegedly by militia herdsmen.
He restated his position that the presidency, based on what he described as its body language, is not yet ready to address the problem of insecurity in the country, allegedly perpetrated by killer herdsmen.
Governor Ortom lamented that one of his relations who is a 200 Level undergraduate at the Benue State University Makurdi was also killed in the attack.
He pointed out that the killers used one of the workers’ phone to send words that they would continue to kill until the ranching law of the state was repealed.
He stated that allowing the killer herdsmen and their sponsors free movement was an indication that injustice was being perpetrated to a section of Nigerians.