By Sunday Iduh
Former President of the Senate and Acting Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustee (PDP BOT), Senator Adolphus Wabara has described Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State as one of the best in the PDP.
He stated this Wednesday at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi during the commissioning of remodeled Aper Aku Lodge.
Wabara and other members of BOT, who were in the state to meet with the governor on the ongoing crisis in the PDP, said “it is a thing of Joy for us to be part of this event. It is an indication that Governor Ortom is performing. Your Excellency, your legacies will speak for you. You have displayed that governance is continuous.
“You did not abandon the structure. You saw the need to refurbish this edifice. You will not be forgotten in the state and nationally.
“You stand for equity fairness, justice and your loyalty is second to none. You are fearless and courageous. It does not matter whose ox is gored and you stand by your words. When we talk of loyalty, you are an example.”
The BOT chairman expressed appreciation to the people of the state for standing solidly behind the governor, while disclosing that the state has produced great leaders in the country that have made their mark.
On the PDP crisis, Sen. Wabara explained that they met with Governor Ortom and had fruitful discussion. He was optimistic that by the special grace of God, the governor’s advice and suggestions would bring peace to the party
“There is no family without crisis and there is no problem without solutions. I advise that we all watch our utterances because at some point, we will all come back to the same table in the interest of Nigeria. It is only PDP that can deliver this nation.
“We will look at all the issues. As the conscience of the party, we will come up with a decision very shortly.
Earlier, Governor Ortom pointed out that the guest house which was named after one of the most respected leaders of the state has been upgraded to a befitting standard.
“The structure before now was in dilapidated state. In the past we had challenges of where to accommodate our guests but with the remodeling of the structure, the challenges of accommodation has become a thing of the past,” he stated.
Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Chief Ekpe Ogbu, in a remark expressed gratitude to the Governor for the opportunity given to his ministry to execute the laudable project and others that his ministry had completed, commissioned, with many others ongoing, under the Governor Ortom led administration.
With the remodeling, the Aper Aku Lodge which had seven (7) bedrooms now has 27 rooms.