“We Must Draw a Line, Forge Ahead”: Wike’s Ally Ortom Speaks on Dumping PDP, Joining APC

The immediate past governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, on Monday, February 26, denied the rumours that he plans to decamp to the All Progressives Congress (APC)....READ FULL ARTICLE

Speaking at the expanded exco meeting of the party, Ortom said that he still remains in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

As reported by The Punch, Ortom stressed the need for the PDP members in the state to unite to overcome the loss recorded during the 2023 general election.

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Recall that Ortom alongside G5 faction which includes Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), then-Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu state), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia state) and Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, to call for the removal of the suspended national chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu.

The G5 faction also worked against Atiku Abubakar, the PDP flagbearer in the 2023 presidential election, which fuelled the PDP crisis.

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“I’m still a member of PDP,” Ortom claims. Speaking on Monday, Ortom maintained that he is a key member of the PDP and committed to the party’s growth and progress.

He said:

“There is no need to apportion blame. The elections have come and gone; we must draw a line and forge ahead.

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“PDP is the only party that is strong and receptive to the people’s yearnings. With our new commitment, we will make the party more vibrant for tomorrow.”…READ FULL ARTICLE

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