The crisis in the camp of the Peoples Democratic Party seems to keep getting deeper as the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has said that his colleague, Nyesom Wike of Rivers State needs to be pacified.
According to Ortom, the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has faced in justice in the party and the issue must be addressed. “Wike stood and supported the party and he should be given due attention,” Ortom stated.
Wike said this on Monday in Makurdi at a PDP enlarged caucus meeting in Benue state.
According to the PDP leader, it would be risky for the group to fire Wike at such a crucial time. Ortom claimed he had previously made recommendations on how the party should end its ongoing crisis at the national level.
The governor of Benue State emphasized that the party’s leadership had not used its internal systems or its expertise in addressing conflicts to address the problem.
“My friend Wike has been treated unfairly because he stood up for the party and gave it his all.
“The party’s leadership should take action to tackle the issue rather than treating individuals as though they are irrelevant. Everyone matters, and one vote can prevent you from winning an election.
“Therefore, national leadership needs to take more action. Politics is about what interests our state and its citizens. What should I say to my Benue family? Ortom asked.
“If you ignore us and say you don’t need us, I feel that will be hazardous,” Governor Ortom warned the party at the national level. In order for us to cooperate and avoid a crisis as the election approaches, I want the party to address the injustices.
Ortom mentioned earlier that the purpose of the PDP stakeholder gathering was to discuss the creation of the state campaign council.
Ortom said that the PDP currently holds 26 out of 30 House of Assembly seats and that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had been demarketed in Benue by 2023.
He praised the 36 candidates for governor who participated in the party’s primary process and said that even though they didn’t win, they kept up their efforts to advance the party.
However, he asked all PDP supporters in the state to be loyal to the party in order to triumph at the polls, stressing that the goal is to lift the nation out of the “basement” left by the APC.
Additionally, Ortom urged the party’s disgruntled members to put down their weapons, stating, “PDP in Benue is unified.” There should be no more blackmail in the state. Not in Benue, but nationwide, there is a crisis.