Reactions As Ortom Pulls Out Of Wike’s Camp, Backs Ayu As PDP Chairman

Mixed reactions have trailed the statement by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State that he is not among those calling for the removal of Iyorchia Ayu as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ortom, in a statement on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur, dismissed insinuations that he was in support of the removal of Ayu from office.

The Benue governor stated that he can’t advocate the removal of someone he helped to appoint, and reasserted his confidence in Ayu’s ability to lead the party to victory in next year’s general election.

According to Ortom, it was an open secret that he worked tirelessly, alongside other prominent Benue citizens, to ensure that Ayu was elected “as the national chairman of our great party even against all odds.”

Governor Ortom stated that he could not, therefore, turn around to work against him to be removed from office.

He was reacting to accusations by a group, Jemgbagh Development Association, that he was involved in the ouster moves against the PDP national chairman, a fellow Benue man.

This is coming as a surprise to many based on the position of his close ally, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike.

However, netizens have taken to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter to express their views on the statement made by Governor Ortom.

Below are some of the reactions…

This article was originally published on Naija News

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