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Ortom clears air on alleged rift with PDP leaders in Benue

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……..reinstates aides who lost out in election bid

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has dismissed insinuations of any disagreement with the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Iyorchia Ayu, saying those who are creating such false stories will be disappointed.

Ortom also directed the reinstatement of political appointees who had resigned to contest elections but were not favoured by zoning.

The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Nathaniel Ikyur disclosed this Thursday, April 7th, 2022 at a parley he had with all political appointees from the 14 local government areas of the state.

Ortom, however, said that only those whose positions were not replaced will enjoy the privilege.

The governor said the gesture to reinstate the former aides who lost their bids for various elective political offices was to show his appreciation for their dedication in supporting and working for his administration since their appointment and supporting consensus arrangement in their various constituencies.

In his words, “I have no single problem with our national chairman, Senator Ayu, our leader, Senator David Mark, Senators Gabriel Suswam, Abba Moro, Orker Jev or any leader of the party. We are consulting with one another without rancour. So there is no truth whatsoever in such rumours.

The governor maintained that ” We are working together for the success of our party and there is nothing like division or rift whatsoever. There is nothing that will divide us”, he stated.

The governor will be holding another meeting with his appointees from the Benue South Senatorial District at a later date.

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