PDP Crisis: Gov Ortom Reaffirms Confidence In Ayu

PDP Crisis: Gov Ortom Reaffirms Confidence In Ayu
  • PublishedSeptember 27, 2022

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has reaffirmed confidence in the leadership of the People Democratic Party (PDP) under the chairmanship of Dr. Iyorchia Ayu.

Ortom dismissed insinuations that he was in support of the removal of Dr. Ayu as National Chairman of PDP, saying it is impossible for him to advocate the removal of someone he helped to appoint.

He (Ortom) reasserted his confidence in Ayu’s ability to lead the party to victory in next year’s general election, in a surprising contrast to the position of his close ally, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike.

The governor was reacting to accusations by a group, Jemgbagh Development Association, that he was involved in the ouster moves against the PDP national chairman, a fellow Benue man.

Ortom’s position directly contradicts that of the group he belongs to in PDP, the camp of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike.

The Wike camp’s irreducible minimum condition for resolution of the crisis that started after he was by-passed for Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in the selection of presidential running mate was Ayu’s ouster.

The group, which Ortom is an active member of, has for months insisted that Ayu must resign for a southerner to occupy the PDP chairmanship post.

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