Ortom wades into Wike, Secondus feud in Makurdi
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, alongside the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, met in Makurdi on Monday.
The meeting which was at the instance of Governor Ortom, as indicated by feelers, was to broker peace between Wike and the national chairman of the PDP, Secondus.
Recall that the two PDP stalwarts from Rivers State had been at loggerheads in recent times, especially when Wike was said to have described the national chairman as a liar at a function, The PUNCH reports.
But addressing journalists after their meeting, Governor Ortom said that the meeting was geared towards regaining the confidence of Nigerians with a view of winning the 2023 general elections.
Ortom said, "This is a family meeting for us to reason together in order to make our party more vibrant because Nigerians are waiting for us to take over the mantle of leadership at the centre in 2023."
The governor said that realignment has been ongoing within the party with several meetings held in different states.
Ortom used the opportunity to condemn the killing of aid workers in the state by suspected Fulani herders, stressing that the presidency is not yet ready to address insecurity in the state.
Ortom disclosed that one of his relations who is in 200 Level at Benue State University, Makurdi was one of the eight people killed by the suspected herdsmen on Sunday in the Guma council area.