2023 Polls: Amid Long-Running Battle, PDP National Chairman Ayu Makes Key Appeal to Influential G-5 Governor
- Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has been urged to work with the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party to rescue Nigeria
- The appeal was made to the governor on Monday, February 7, by the national chairman of the party
- Iyorchia Ayu said Ortom's support is needed to secure Atiku Abubakar's victory at the 2023 presidential poll
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The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu, on Monday, February 6, appealed to his kinsman and the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, to join the campaign train of the PDP ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Vanguard reports that Ayu, while speaking at the campaign rally of the party's presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in Benue, said he appealed to the state governor to show support for the PDP's standard-bearer to enable the party to rescue Nigeria.
Having already settled his difference with one of the G-5 governors, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state, Ayu urged Ortom, who is also a member of the team of aggrieved PDP leaders, to work with Atiku at the elections, The Punch reports.
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"What we have is some of our members who are aggrieved, but we are appealing to Governor Ortom to come back and join us to rescue the country.
"Governor Ortom has nowhere to go. We have already resolved our issue with the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu. I was with him two days ago, and he has agreed to work for the success of our party.”
PDP G-5 leader, Ortom finally reveals why he is working with APC governor Dave Umahi
The governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, has shed light on his relationship with his Ebonyi State counterpart, Dave Umahi.
Ortom, on Sunday, disclosed they are both working to end the ongoing conflicts between the Ezza community of Ado local government and Ebonyi State.
Ortom also revealed that a peace meeting would be held between the two states to stop the crisis and return the people to their homes.
2023 elections: New twist as G5 governor slams PDP colleagues, hails APC
Legit.ng reported earlier that Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue accused his southern colleagues in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of causing the collapse of the zoning principle in the main opposition party.
On the contrary, the Benue governor saluted the courage of his counterparts in the All Progressives Congress (APC) for deciding to move the presidency to the south.
On Thursday, January 19, Ortom accused the southern governors of chickening out after they decided to move the presidency to the region.