The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has lambasted the presidential candidate, if Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Atiku Abubakar. ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Ortom pointed out that anybody supporting Atiku is an enemy of the Benue people.
He made this known while speaking when he hosted his colleagues from Rivers, Oyo, Abia, and Enugu states in Makurdi, the state capital, Ortom vowed never to back Atiku’s presidential bid due to the killings of Benue people by armed Fulani herders.
The governor vowed never to support a Fulani man in becoming Nigeria’s president.
He said: ‘To hell with Atiku and anyone supporting him. They should go and tell him. You want me to be slave for a Fulani. It’s better I die. Anybody supporting Atiku is an enemy of Benue. My people are being killed and you want me to be quiet. My tenure ends in May and you can do whatever you want if you think you have the powers. I have written my will. I will never support a Fulani man to become president.’
Ortom, Nyesom Wike, Seyi Makinde, and Okezie Ikpeazu have been against the PDP’s leadership following Atiku’s emergence as the party’s presidential candidate.
The governors also demanded that Iyorchia Ayu resigns as PDP’s National Chairman.
They mainatined that the North can’t produce the party’s presidential candidate and National Chairman.
Meanwhile, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has asserted that the five governors (G5) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have decided to bond to save Nigeria from the precipice.
According to him, the ranks of the five PDP governors cannot be broken even as they have continued to insist that Dr. Iyorchia Ayu should resign as the national chairman of the party.
Wike pointed out that because the G5 remained dogged in their demand, people have made several efforts to break their ranks but cannot succeed.