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Why I Won’t Abandon Wike In His PDP Struggle – Ortom



Why I Won't Abandon Wike In His PDP Struggle - Ortom

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has explained why he cannot abandon his Rivers State counterpart Nyesom  Wike in his struggle for change in the Peoples’ Democratic party ( PDP).

Ortom spoke on Sunday in Makurdi at a feast in honour of governors Wike, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Seyi Makinde, and Okezie Ikpeazu.

He said that Wike was the first to denounce a bandit attack on him that was thought to be the work of Fulani herdsmen.

“When Benue was under siege, he donated N250million and he subsequently spent over N700million to support the State to tackle the humanitarian crisis occasioned by the unwarranted attacks,” Ortom said.

“He didn’t stop at that. He convinced Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom to also assist the state and he donated N200million to us.

“Is he not a worthy friend? He’s a worthy friend and we’re working together to liberate the country,” he added.

READ ALSO: How Ortom Begged Governors To Make Ayu PDP Chairman – Governor’s Aide

Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nominee for president, was also rejected by Ortom, who emphasised that any of the PDP candidate’s followers are his adversaries.

“I’m not going to support any Fulani man to continue to do injustice to my people unless my people tell me to do otherwise,” Ortom said.

Wike responded on behalf of the visiting governors, expressing gratitude to Ortom for the honour bestowed upon them.

He said, “People want to break us but they cannot, we are bonded; therefore, we cannot be separated.”

Last week, Ortom warned the leadership of the PDP that the party would lose the 2023 presidential election if it continues to ignore the complaints and demands put forward by the five governors elected on the platform of the party, now popularly called ‘G-5’ led by Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.

READ ALSO: Wike Dares Ayu To Stop Elections Of Ortom, Others

Governor Ortom who spoke at the inauguration of the State PDP Campaign Council and Campaign Management Committee at the party’s state secretariat in Makurdi on Tuesday said it would be impossible for the PDP to win the presidency if it continues to call the bluff of the Wike-led G-5.


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Breaking: Appeal Court Retains Adeleke As Osun Governor



BREAKING: Adeleke Freezes Osun Accounts , Reverses Appointments After Swearing In As Governor
Governor Adeleke

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has vacated the tribunal judgement that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, on Friday held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, was meritorious.

Aside from setting aside the judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500, 000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola

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BREAKING: PDP Suspends Anyim, Fayose



Anyim and Fayose

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Prof Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu were on Thursday suspended from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

The PDP made the suspension on Thursday after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).

The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.


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BREAKING: Ekweremadu, Wife Found Guilty Of Organ-trafficking In UK



Ekweremadu and his wife

A United Kingdom court has found former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, 60, his wife Beatrice, 56, and Dr Obinna Obeta, 50,  guilty of an organ-trafficking plot, which saw them bring a 21-year-old man to the UK

They were convicted of conspiring to exploit the man from Lagos for his kidney, reports the BBC.

Prosecutors told the Old Bailey the organ was to be removed and given to the couple’s daughter, Sonia, aged 25.

She was cleared of the same charge.

The victim, a street trader from Lagos, was brought to the UK last year to provide a kidney in an £80,000 private transplant at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

They were later arrested at the airport while trying to leave the UK.

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