PDP unfair to Wike, they should beg him – Ortom
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has chastised the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, over how it has treated Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
Ortom said the PDP has been unfair to Wike, a former presidential aspirant of the party.
Ortom spoke when he appeared on Arise TV on Wednesday morning.
He admonished the leading opposition party to go and beg Wike, adding that Wike was instrumental to his return to the PDP in 2015 when he was treated unjustly.
“Why do you just send calls to Wike, you should have to go to him,” Ortom said.
“When people left the party, Wike was on ground. It was Wike that brought me back to PDP when I was treated unjustly.
“He brought me back to PDP in 2015. You have treated Wike badly. The party and national level should go to him and appeal to him. He came second to Atiku.”
Wike has been involved lately in closed-door meetings with some top politicians who visited his country home shortly after the 2022 PDP presidential primaries and controversial selection of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as running mate.
Just last week, the governor met with Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labor Party; Governor David Umahi of the All Progressives Congress, APC; Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigerian People’s Party, NNPP; and the Bauchi State Governor and former presidential aspirant, Senator Bala Mohammed of the PDP in his private residence in Port Harcourt, the state capital.