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Governor Samuel Ortom’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Terver Akase has claimed that his boss and other members of the G-5 Governors have not endorsed the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for the 2023 elections. election.
Akase said this while reacting to a report that Governor Ortom and his colleagues in the G-5 had decided to work for Mr. Atiku Abubakar to win the 2023 election.
The aide to the governor who described the report as fictitious said that it is not only false but also a mischievous act meant to embarrass the five governors who have chosen the path of justice, fairness and fairness.
Akase in a statement said: “The makers of said report were apparently on a desperate mission to get a cheap political point. The report was unable to mention the venue and date of said G-5 Governors meeting.
“The writers only sought to take advantage of the crisis within the PDP for their selfish purposes. Governor Ortom and other members of the G-5 have not endorsed said presidential candidate,” Akase said.
He further explained that “when Governor Ortom met the PDP Expanded State Caucus on Monday, January 9, 2023 at the Benue People’s House, Makurdi, his message to them was crystal clear that the PDP national leadership is not it has used its internal conflict resolution mechanism which has led to the crisis shaking the party.
“The Governor said during the meeting that if the crisis is not resolved before the elections, he would have no choice but to take a position on it.
“He added, however, that he would not impose his decision on party members in the state.
“Stakeholders present at the meeting praised the Governor for his patriotic disposition and vowed to line up behind him.
“Those who spoke on behalf of Areas A, B, and C, as well as women and youth, all said that Governor Ortom has demonstrated the character of a trusted leader who puts the best interests of his people first.
“Stakeholders pledged to find ways to resolve the internal crisis rocking the party and assured the governor that they would continue to support him through thick and thin.
“Governor Ortom did not address the press after the meeting. Therefore, the online report is false and should be ignored,” he added.