- Governor Ortom of has declared that he is not in support of the idea of direct primary elections for political parties
- According to the Benue state governor in an interview, direct primaries will cause more problems than envisaged
- Meanwhile, the governor says he is of the opinion that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be successful in 2023
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state said he never supported the idea of direct primary elections for political parties because it will cause more problems than envisaged.
Ortom, who was reacting to questions from journalists in Makurdi about his thoughts concerning the amendment of the electoral law just passed by the National Assembly, also said the adoption of direct primaries by political parties would cost more money.
The governor however expressed confidence that the PDP would make headway in the states and at national level in the forthcoming 2023 general elections, citing the performance of the party at its just-concluded convention and the Anambra election as examples.
Tambuwal planning to return to APC? PDP governor opens up, speaks on 2023 presidential ambition
In another report, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has spoken on why he is yet to declare for president ahead of the 2023 general elections.
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Asked if he was preparing to run for president in an interview, Governor Tambuwal said his priority and that of other leaders at the moment is to reposition the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Tambuwal who is the chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum noted that the party has to be stabilised before thinking about personal ambition.
"You know that this period, we have been working to reposition the party. Without the party platform together and stabilized, what is ambition? You have to have a platform before you can talk about ambition.
Shoot from inside: Governor Tambuwal woos Falana, Ozekhome to join politics
In other news, the governor of sokoto state, Governor Tambuwal has challenged Femi Falana and Mike Ozekhome to vie for elective political leadership seats in order to achieve their dreams for Nigeria.
The governor was speaking among panellists, including both SANs, Niger Delta rights defender, Ann-Kio Briggs on heated crossfire over We The People, A Debate On Constitutional Amendment at day 3 of the Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
Tambuwal challenged members of the Bar to show more interest in occupying the political leadership space to be able to make a difference on the inside.