Trouble for Atiku as Governor Ortom Reveals How Benue People Should Vote in 2023
- Amid the crisis rocking the PDP ahead of the 2023 elections, Governor Ortom has urged the Benue people not to vote according to parties.
- The Benue state governor who is one of the G5 Governors urged residents to vote for individuals that can be trusted
- Ahead of 2023, Ortom and four other PDP governors are not campaigning for the party's presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, due to the unresolved internal crisis
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Makurdi, Benue state - Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Governor Samuel Ortom has urged the people of Benue state to vote for individuals that can be trusted and not according to parties.
The governor of Benue state said this on Thursday, December 22, after signing the N179.5 billion 2023 appropriation bill into law, The Punch reported.
“Come 2023, let us work hard and vote according to the election and not according to the party.
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“We must know those people who have prospects to help us and the country. Let us be truthful when we sit to consider this and may God direct us."
Atiku, G5 Governors and the PDP crisis
Ortom is one of the G5 governors who are not campaigning for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
The five aggrieved governors pulled out of Atiku's campaign following the PDP's failure to grant their demand.
They want the party to remove Iyorchia Ayu as the national chairman and replace him with a southerner.
Prominent PDP chieftain beaten for wearing Atiku shirt at Governor Ortom's rally in Benue state
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Asawa Joe, a former chairman of the Ushongu local government area in Benue state, said he was physically assaulted for wearing an Atiku-branded shirt at Governor Ortom’s senatorial rally on Tuesday, November 29.
The chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said this in a video posted on Facebook by Vershima Aondoakaa on Tuesday.
Asawa, who said he is a member of the Atiku Grassroot Movement in Benue state, disclosed that he decided to show up when he got information that Governor Ortom would flag off his campaign in Gboko.