Injustice has been meted to my friend Wike – Ortom tells PDP
The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) treated Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike unjustly in spite of his sacrifices for the party.
He added that it would be dangerous to ignore the grievances expressed by Wike and his brother governors as it could jeopardise the party’s chances in the 2023 general elections.
Ortom said this on Monday during the party stakeholders meeting held at the new banquet hall of Government House, Makurdi.
According to him, the party has failed to take advantage of its internal dispute resolution mechanism to quell the crisis in its ranks.
“If you dismiss us and say you do not need us, I believe that will be dangerous. I want the party to address the injustices so that as we move into the elections, we will work together and we will have no crisis,” Orton said.
“There is injustice that has been meted to my friend Wike, because he stood for the party and supported it to the end.
“The leadership of the party should do the needful to resolve the problem and not to shove people around as though they are not relevant. Everyone is relevant and one vote can make one fail at the elections.
“The leadership at the national level should do more. Politics is interest and what is the interest if not our state and our people. What do I tell my people in Benue?”
Ortom added, “National PDP failed to use its internal mechanism to resolve crisis rocking the party.”