Governor Ortom of Benue State met with his Rivers State counterpart, Governor Nyesom Wike and the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus at Benue Peoples House, Makurdi as part of efforts to reposition the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the presidential election comes 2023.
After the meeting, Ortom stated in a media briefing that the nucleus was how to boost the confidence of Nigerians in the party as better alternative to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
“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 centre in 2023,” Ortom said.
Speaking further, Governor Ortom condemned the killing of two humanitarian health workers and six others in Guma Local Government Area by herdsmen.
He also blamed the presidency for refusing to address the spate of insecurity in the country perpetrated by the killer herdsmen.
Ortom lamented the death of a 200 level undergraduate student at the Benue State University, Makurdi whom he claimed is his relation, who was also killed in the attack. “The killers even had the guts to use one of the workers’ phone to send words that they would continue to kill until the ranching law of the state was repealed.
He added, “These killer herdsmen and their sponsors having free movement was an indication that injustice was being perpetrated to a section of Nigerians.”