The governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, has criticised the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar over his treatment of Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike.
In a recent interview on Arise TV, Ortom said that it was an insult for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to send emissaries to Wike, who was runner-up in the party’s presidential primaries instead of reaching out to him personally.
“It’s an insult for Atiku Abubakar to send people to a powerful mobiliser like Wike.”
“Atiku offended Wike. It is an insult for Atiku to send people to call Wike. Atiku and the leadership of the party at all levels must visit him. Wike is a strong pillar in PDP.”
“Why can’t Atiku visit Wike personally? I am confused about what’s going on. I have resorted to fasting and prayers for God to direct me on my next move.”
He stated that Wike was responsible to resurrecting the party.
“Where were these people when the party was going down? Wike brought the party back to life. No person has contributed more than Wike in repositioning the party”.
He called on the party to quickly mobilize and go and appeal to the South-South governor.