Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has disclosed that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and the National Chairman of the Peoples’ Democracy Party (PDP), Uche Secondus who were at Benue Peoples House, Makurdi, was part of an ongoing effort to rebuild the Peoples’ Democracy Party (PDP).
Governor Ortom who addressed journalists at the end of the meeting said it was the process to sustain the confidence Nigerians have in the PDP with a view to winning the forthcoming 2023 general election.
“This is a family meeting for us to reason together in order to make our party more vibrant because Nigerians are waiting for us to take over the mantle of leadership at the center in 2023”, the Governor stated.
He explained that the realignment had been ongoing within the party with several meetings held in different states, stressing that more of such meetings would hold in the months to come.
Speaking on security, Governor Ortom condemned the killing of two humanitarian health workers and six others in Guma Local Government Area by militia herdsmen, saying the presidency is not yet ready to address the insecurity in the country perpetrated by herdsmen based on its body language.
He lamented that one of his relations who is a 200-level undergraduate at the Benue State University Makurdi was also killed in the attack, pointing out that the killers used one of the workers’ phone to send words that they would continue to kill until the ranching law of the state was repealed.
He stated that allowing the killer herdsmen and their sponsors free movement was an indication that injustice was being perpetrated to a section of Nigerians.