PDP Crisis: Wike not against Ayu – Ortom

Amidst the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has clarified that his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, is not against Iyorchia Ayu, the Chairman of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), as a person, but he is standing for what is true, fair, equity and justice in the PDP.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the Benue State Governor spoke at the Banquet Hall of the Government House, Makurdi, during a dinner on Sunday night he organised in honour of the ‘G5’.

“I was the chairman of the zoning committee. The National Working Committee did not make me chairman, it was the group of those who were nominated that made me chairman.

“It was agreed in that meeting that since people have bought forms, let us allow everybody to contest, but that once a presidential candidate comes from the North, the Chairman will go to South. That was the arrangement.

“I want you to know that Governor Wike is not against Benue State. He is not against the National Chairman being from here (Benue) because he is a title holder from Benue State.

“He (Wike) is not against it, but he just standing for the truth. Agreement is agreement and it is important we keep to the agreement. If you don’t keep to agreement, then you are creating problems,” Ortom said.

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  1. The G5 in PDP represent the integrity arm of the party and trust my judgement PDP candidates including our presidential candidate Atiku will have an astounding victory…. the compelling challenge is the G5 strategy is to sustain the party with a national outlook before the elections.

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