Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has given assurances that the People’s Democratic Party, PDP will reclaim the leadership of Nigeria in the 2023 general elections.
He also maintained that the party will still retain Benue winning all elective positions.
The Governor spoke Monday, February 7th, 2022 at Tse-Agberagba in Konshisha Local Government Area while receiving lead defectors and their supporters from the All Progressives Congress, APC into the PDP.
He called on members of the PDP to come together and rebuild the party irrespective of their individual ambitions to enable the party become strong for the challenges ahead.
The Governor who was sandwiched by other party leaders stated that owing to the abysmal performance of the APC-led administration at the centre which has battered the economy and worsened security, Nigerians will revolt against the party using the ballot in 2023.
Governor Ortom expressed optimism that the PDP will not only retain Benue in the 2023 general elections but also win the three senatorial seats, the eleven House of Representatives positions and all 32 seats for the Benue State House of Assembly.
He stated that he remains committed to protecting the interest of Benue people as his core mandate, pointing out that he will continue to resist invasion of the Benue land in whatever form.
The Governor assured the decampees of equal opportunities in the PDP, stressing that the party has no new comers and will treat everyone as old members.
Senator representing Benue North East, Dr Gabriel Suswam charged the people to register massively in the voter’s registration exercise in order to ensure that the PDP wins convincingly in 2023.
Senator Suswam described Governor Ortom as a fighter and true defender of his people who has all it takes to represent his people.
State Chairman of the PDP, Sir John Ngbede described the defection of PDP members into the APC in Gwer West and Kwande yesterday as a scam.
Leaders of the defectors including two terms House of Assembly Member, Rt Hon Shimawua Azaigba, Hon Ugba Alough, uncle to House of Representatives Member representing Jechira, Hon Tyokula Yainjoh and Engr Baba Agan among others said they decided to join the PDP to join forces with the Governor and other leaders to liberate Benue.