PDP Welcomes Ortom, Calls For More Defections
The defection that started on Tuesday has been extended to Wednesday and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that is getting all the additions wants more people to follow the Governor of benue State that left the APC earlier in the day.
He is no longer watching from the sideline of APC's playing field like he said some days ago, but he has now joined the opposition team that is looking to defeat the ruling party in 2019.
After Governor Samuel Ortom defected to the PDP, the party issued a statement welcoming him.
He had left the PDP for the All Progressives Congress (APC) before the 2015 general elections.
The party also asked its members that had joined the APC to return to the party.
The statement by the spokesman for the part, Kola Ologbondiyan, read: "The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) warmly welcomes Benue State Governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, back to our fold and urges all its members in APC to return back 'home' and salvage the nation.
"The PDP hails Governor Ortom for showing patriotic courage and boldness in these times of brazen dictatorship.
The return of the Governor to PDP confirms the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari’s led-administration and the All Progressives Congress (APC) do not have the welfare of Nigerians at heart, as they have continually offer flimsy excuses over the mindless killings that have caused untold sorrows across the country, particularly, Benue State".
PDP recalls that the Buhari-led Federal Government has failed in its basic responsibility of protecting lives, property, territorial integrity of our nation.
'Government Demonstrating Cluelessness'
Painfully, Nigerians are being slaughtered in Benue, Taraba, Plateau, kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto, nearly on daily basis.
The party also recalled how the APC-led Buhari administration, would rather plead for the accommodation of persons whom have been repeatedly fingered as being responsible for heinous killings in the Benue valley rather than take decisive and concrete actions to preserve lives of Nigerians.
The PDP, however, hailed the Governor for standing firm by the people of Benue State and refusing to mortgage their welfare to a government that has consistently demonstrated cluelessness.
"We urge the governor to rest assured that he will be accorded his dues and rights as a member of the PDP.
"The return of the Governor Ortom to our party, which is a reflection of his people's desires, further confirms the rejection of the Buhari -led APC administration by Nigerians.
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"It also buttresses the fact that PDP remains the viable platform for all Nigerians that are desirous of rescuing our nation from the gross misgovernance and authoritarianism exhibited by the APC-led administration," the party added.
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