2023: PDP INTERNAL ISSUES , BENUE STATE GOVERNOR ORTOM BLOWS HOT OVER WIKE ISSUE !
REUBEN ABATI : What is happening in your party , we sense some silence around it .
SAMUEL ORTOM :I was among the 17 member committee set up by Atiku and 14 of us in the committee said the person should be Wike .
Unfortunately , Atiku picked Okowa , that is his wisdom .
You cannot ignore decision of a committee you set up yourself and expect people to be happy .
For now , I have gone into hibernation.
REUBEN ABATI : Mr . Ortom , will you support the candidature of the PDP ?
SAMUEL ORTOM : I am in hibernation. I Am praying . When I finish the prayers and whatever God directs me , I will do .
We expect Atiku to do more but we are not seeing that .
RUFAI USENI : Party sources are saying that the camp of Atiku is trying to reach out to Wike but he has been ignoring their calls .
SAMUEL ORTOM : they should stop that .
Atiku should go to him .
Why won’t he ignore their calls .
Is that not an insult ? Wike is a pillar in the party .
Currently , Nobody in the party has contributed more for the party to move forward than Wike .
If Atiku was not going to honour the decision of the committee, he should have called Wike earlier and informed him . He didn’t do that .
You can’t do things anyhow and expect us to be happy .”
Gov. Samuel Ortom on Arise TV .