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Despite working against Atiku, Ortom debunks rumour of leaving PDP

A former governor of Benue, Dr Samuel Ortom, has debunked rumours making the rounds that he is leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for another political party.

Ortom made the clarification  during the party’s stakeholders meeting on Monday in Makurdi.

The former governor said  he remained a member of the party and would  continue to work for its progress.

“I am not defecting to any political party. I am not going anywhere. I will remain in PDP. I have helped in building the party and I am committed to working  for its progress,” Ortom said.

He advised leaders to expose  rumour mongers in view of the damage caused by  their activities.

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Also speaking  at the meeting  Sen. Gabriel Suswam  admonished PDP leaders to always strive to work together to make the party stronger. According to him, PDP is capable of winning  all  elections in the state.

Suswam , also a former governor of the state, pledged that the party would not impose party officials on  members, saying that members would be allowed to choose their leaders themselves.

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He said that PDP made mistakes during the 2023 general elections and thar the party  had learnt a lot of lessons.

The former governor said  that the lessons  learnt would propel the party  to plan better and wrestle power from APC.

Mr John Ngbede,  the PDP Chairman in the state, urged  members  sowing seeds of discord among party  leaders to desist forthwith.

Ngbede said that if they continue to sow the seeds of discord  among  leaders, they would be disappointed.

“We the leaders of PDP are very united and we will remain so no matter the circumstances. We will work very hard to reclaim our mandate in 2027. The Benue State Government House belongs to us,” Ngbede said. 


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