2023 Presidency: After G-5 Governors Split, Benue PDP Stakeholders Disown Ortom, Support Atiku
- In a new twist, Governor Samuel Ortom's kinsmen have decided to dump him a few days before the presidential election
- Interestingly the Benue PDP stakeholders dumped Ortom and declared total support for Atiku Abubakar, the party's flagbearer
- Meanwhile, the PDP stakeholders insist that they would vote for Atiku and not Peter Obi of the Labour Party, who Ortom endorsed
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders in Benue state are divided over the choice of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the party’s presidential candidate in the forthcoming elections.
This development is coming hours after the Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, during a town hall meeting, endorsed the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi and asked Benue people to vote “obediently.”
PDP chieftains disown Ortom in Benue
Reacting during a town hall meeting organised by Benue State Professionals for Atiku in Makurdi, the state capital, the senator representing Benue South, Abba Moro, urged the people to vote for Atiku in the forthcoming election, a report by Leadership confirmed.
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Moro, who described the PDP candidate as the only one to take Nigeria out of its current mess, further warned the Benue electorate against being indecisive, The Punch report added.
He added that Atiku is the only outstanding candidate to get votes across the six geopolitical zones.
Naira redesign: Atiku accuses three APC governors of promoting anarchy
On his part, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has accused some serving APC governors of deliberately promoting chaos in their domain a few days before the presidential election.
The PDP presidential candidate specifically accused the ruling party governors of inciting utterances that have sparked riots in their states.
The former vice president called on security agencies to ensure that the governors do not have their way through their recent actions.
Ortom endorses Peter Obi as PDP G-5 governors split few days before election
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the G-5 governors in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had endorsed different presidential candidates after failing to collectively agree on who to support.
Out of the five governors, only Benue state chief executive, Samuel Ortom, endorsed Obi.
The other four governors were split in half into supporting Tinubu or PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.