PDP welcomes Ortom’s return


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended Benue State Governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, for standing firm by people of the state and refusing to mortgage their welfare.

The party made the commendation in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday as it welcomed the governor “back to the party”.

Ortom formally announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to PDP on Wednesday in Makurdi.

In the statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP urged all its members in the APC to return “back home” to join it in salvaging the nation.

“The PDP hails Gov. Ortom for showing patriotic courage and boldness in these times of brazen dictatorship.”

The party raised concern about Nigerians that were being killed in Benue, Taraba, Plateau, Kaduna, Zamfara and Sokoto nearly on daily basis.

“The PDP, however, hails the governor for standing firm by the people of Benue and refusing to mortgage their welfare to a government that has consistently demonstrated insensitivity.

“We urge the governor to be rest assured that he will be accorded his dues and rights as a member of the PDP.”

It said that the return of the Gov. Ortom to the party was a reflection of his people’s desires, and buttressed the fact that PDP remained the viable platform for all Nigerians desirous of rescuing the country.