It’ll be difficult for PDP to win at national level – Gov Ortom

By Sunday Iduh

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has said it will be difficult for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to win elections at the national level, with the kind of massive crisis rocking the party.

He, again called on the leadership of the party at the national level to as a matter of urgency listen to the voice of reason and deploy its conflict resolution mechanism to resolve the crisis rocking the party for all to work as a team.

Government Ortom stated this Tuesday during the inauguration of the party’s state Campaign Council and Campaign Management Committee held at the state secretariat of the party in Makurdi.

He urged the leadership of the PDP at the national level to wade in and resolve all the issues raised by the five governors.

“If the PDP presidential candidate can come out in all sincerity and open up and resolve these issues, we will all work together for the good of the party.

“We can’t move forward without resolving those issues that the five governors of PDP are raising, concerning the issues that are creating challenges in the party. We must come together as a team to resolve those matters,” he maintained.

The governor, who is also the Chairman of state campaign council, which comprises of 168 persons, expressed appreciation to the party members for their unwavering support to the party and noted that the party remains the hope for the common man. He stated that the state chapter of the PDP had no internal crisis and assured he will continue to work for the peace and progress of the party.

He disclosed that his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike has donated 25 Hiace buses to support the Benue PDP campaign and announced that on Monday  November 7, 2022, the state will formally launch its 2023 campaign at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) Square, Makurdi and directed  members of the party at the local government and council wards to be fully mobilized to attend the event.

Governor Ortom added that, under his leadership, the party had taken proactive steps by taking the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Labour party (LP) in the state to court for not adhering to the Electoral Act 2022 and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guidelines in conducting primaries.

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