The Benue State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has saluted Benue people and passed a vote of confidence in the leadership style of Governor Samuel Ortom.
The party in a statement signed by its State Publicity Secretary, Bemgba Iortyom, said the state chapter of the party supports the political positions of the Governor on all state and national issues.
“Benue PDP backs Governor Ortom’s stand on all issues which are in the best interests of the common good of Nigerian citizens, in Benue State and at the federal level”
The statement reads “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State salutes the people of the state on the occasion of the new year, 2023.
“Our great party also reaffirms confidence in its leadership under His Excellency, Governor Samuel Ortom, and his stand on issues both at the national and local levels of the polity.
“PDP hails the quality and resilience of what it describes as the ‘Benue Spirit’ which has endured and thrived under the most challenging circumstances.
“The party particularly empathizes with victims of the misrule and mismanagement of the commonwealth of Nigeria by the All Progressives Congress (APC) on a scale of genocidal proportions, economically, socio-culturally and security wise.
“In Benue State, the victims who have been chased from their homes by hordes of murderous, land-grabbing terrorists to be marooned in IDP camps;
“The victims who have been rendered destitute and unable to afford the basic needs of life – food, clothing, shelter, medicare, education for the young- by a cabal which holds sway at Aso Rock and has visited a scorched-earth agenda on the economy through unprecedented corruption.
“We equally empathize with all the victims of the national catastrophe called APC mis-rule which ranks as the greatest disaster to have befallen Nigeria since independence, by far more adverse in impact than even the civil war.
“It is in light of this that our great party under the leadership of His Excellency, Governor Samuel Ortom in Benue State, charges the people to be vigilant against repeating the miscalculation of 2015 which gifted power to those undeserving of it at the national level.
“To the electorate, Benue PDP says, this is the time to right the wrongs of 2015, the time to sanitize our corridors of power and offices of public trust by keeping out demagogues and charlatans vying for election without any track record at previous duty posts or credibility of character.
“The party expresses immense pride and confidence in the leadership vision of Governor Ortom which has seen him emerge a leading light on the quest for a new Nigeria under an order of equity, fairness and justice to all segments of the country.
“Benue PDP backs Governor Ortom’s stand on all issues which are in the best interests of the common good of Nigerian citizens, in Benue State and at the federal level.
“The party stands in oneness of purpose with the people of the state as together, we begin 2023, a year in which we have a rare opportunity to make the leadership choices that will preserve our collective security won through the blood of countless martyrs, as well as retain the wealth and dignity of our land and its peoples stolen by alien invaders and their sponsors in high places of national leadership.”