DAILY COURIER – Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that he will not work against Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general election.
Ortom, who said this in a tweet posted on his Twitter page on Monday, noted that the PDP would settle its disagreements internally.
While describing Atiku as his presidential candidate, Ortom said whatever happened in the course of the primaries and nomination of the presidential running mate was now a thing of the past.
“I will not contradict Atiku on what he said. He is my candidate and I am behind him. Whatever happened in the course of the primaries and nomination of the Presidential running mate is now a thing of the past. PDP is a family, and we will always settle our matters in-house”, the tweet read.
DAILY COURIER recalls that Ortom had earlier pledged his loyalty to his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, over the choice of Delta State governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.
Ortom had accused Atiku of injustice to Wike and noted that he was praying and seeking God’s direction on whether or not to support the PDP candidate’s presidential ambition.
Atiku had also earlier described the internal problems in the party as challenges that the PDP would overcome.
“It’s nothing new in politics that some people get aggrieved when things don’t go their way. So, we will overcome that, I have every belief that we are going to do that”, Atiku had said