The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Iyorchia Ayu has made a passionate appeal to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to join the party’s campaign train.
Ayu disclosed that Ortom joining PDP would ensure the party’s victory during the presidential election.
In a speech delivered in Benue State at the PDP presidential campaign, Ayu said he is appealing to his younger brother, Governor Ortom to come back and join the rest of the team for Nigeria’s rescue mission.
He insists that Ortom has nowhere to go and that his only house is the PDP, and anytime he returns the party will be more than party to receive him and all the PDP governors.
Governor Ortom has been disgruntled with the PDP’s leadership since the party’s presidential primaries in 2022. He is part of a group of governors who have come to be known as the Integrity Group who are calling for fairness, equity, and justice in the party.
The Integrity Group which is led by Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has been calling for a change of the party’s National Chairman.
They insist that a Southerner should occupy the position of the National Chairman because the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, comes from the North.