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Politics of Tuesday, 2 November 2021


2023: 'PDP ready to rescue Nigeria' - Ortom says

Samuel Ortom Samuel Ortom

Governor of the Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has stated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was now better repositioned and ready to rescue Nigeria from the doldrum of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government.

He made the statement on November 1, 2021, in a chat with newsmen at the Makurdi airport.

“What we did in Abuja by achieving more than 90 per cent consensus in electing leaders of the party is a clear sign that God is on our side and a sign that we are determined to take over the mantle of leadership in 2023.

“There is this saying that the worst democratic government is better than a military government but for the purpose of this APC-led government, I want to say the worst military government we’ve had is better than this APC government.

“I have never seen a people who don’t want you to tell them the truth. When you advise them, they try to twist things and tell the world that you are against them. So, I commend my colleagues; the other 12 governors for their understanding and resilience that despite all the intimidation and blackmail by this APC government, we are forging ahead.

“And today, I can tell you Nigeria is hopeful and by the grace of God, we will make ourselves available, sacrifice our time, resources and our energy. Our unity cannot be compromised and we are committed as governors to give Nigeria a new direction, a direction that will unite us more than ever before.

“For us, we are coming on a rescue mission and we have demonstrated that during the convention and we look forward that Nigerians will team up with us to make sure we dismantle this APC government that has record of worse corruption in the history of Nigeria,” he said.