Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, one of the members of the PDP G-5 Governors, has caused a stir by attending a rally for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in Makurdi.
This move has been perceived by some as a betrayal to other aggrieved governors within the PDP who expected Ortom to show solidarity with them.
The rally, which was held in support of Atiku’s political ambitions, saw a large turnout of supporters, including Ortom. However, his presence at the event has sparked discussions and raised questions about his loyalty to the PDP and the G-5 governors.
This has caused concern among members of the PDP, who are worried that Ortom’s actions may have a negative impact on the party’s prospects in the upcoming elections.
Despite the controversy, Ortom remains defiant, stating that he attended the rally as a show of support for a leader he believes has the best interests of the country at heart. He also stated that he is fully committed to the PDP and will continue to support the party and its leaders.
Ortom further emphasized that his attendance at the rally does not signify a departure from the PDP, but rather an opportunity for him to support a leader who he believes can bring about positive change for the country.
The controversy surrounding Ortom’s attendance at the rally has reignited debates about political loyalty and the role of governors in supporting political leaders. It has also raised questions about the future of the PDP, as well as the role of the G-5 governors in shaping the future of the party.
Regardless of the outcome, one thing is certain, Ortom’s actions have sparked a lively discussion and have shone a light on the challenges facing the PDP and its leaders.